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Tip: Note new status indicators for certain drugs

APCs Insider, August 15, 2014

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In the July quarterly I/OCE update, three drugs received status indicator G (additional payment for drug/biological pass-through), effective July 1:
  • C9022, injection, elosulfase alfa, 1 mg 1480
  • C9134, factor XIII (antihemophilic factor, recombinant), Tretten, per 10 i.u. 1481
  • J1446, injection, tbo-filgrastim, 5 micrograms
C9022 and C9134 are new HCPCS codes that became effective July 1 and are assigned to new APCs 1480 and 1481, respectively. J1446 has been assigned to APC 1447.
This tip is adapted from “CMS introduces modifier -L1 for lab tests in July quarterly I/OCE update” in the August issue of Briefings on APCs.

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