Congrats, Qutenza! You’re a Code

Providers who use Qutenza® for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in Medicare patients will soon have a new HCPCS Level II code to report for reimbursement.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted the pain management drug a unique J code for providers to use when billing for Part B services, beginning Jan. 1, 2011.

The official HCPCS Level II code is:

J7335 Capsaicin, 8% patch, per 10 square centimeters

Qutenza is manufactured by San Francisco Bay area-based biopharmaceutical company NeurogesX, Inc.

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