New HCPCS Codes in Effect April 1
The April 2010 update of HCPCS Level II codes is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Downloadable files include one for a smattering of C codes and another involving four modifiers.
New C codes effective April 1 are:
|HCPCS Code||Long Description|
|C9258||Injection, telavancin, 10 mg|
|C9259||Injection, pralatrexate, 1 mg|
|C9260||Injection, ofatumumab, 10 mg|
|C9261||Injection, ustekinumab, 1 mg|
|C9262||Fludarabine phosphate, oral, 1 mg|
|C9263||Injection, ecallantide, 1 mg|
Modifiers revised or added, effective April 1 are:
|HCPCS Code||Long Description||Action||Coverage|
|GA||Waiver of liability statement issued, as required by payer policy||Revise||C|
|GX||Notice of liability issued, voluntary under payer policy||ADD||C|
|RA||Replacement of a dme, orthotic or prosthetic item||Revise|
|RB||Replacement of a part of a dme, orthotic or prosthetic item furnished as part of a repair||Revise|
Download these files from the HCPCS Quarterly Update webpage on the CMS website.
Refer to the April 2010 update of the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for further information on these codes.