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Tip: CMS issues revision of October I/OCE update

APCs Insider, December 4, 2015

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CMS issued a revision of the October 2015 I/OCE update that included changes for HCPCS code Q5101 (injection, filgrastim [G-CSF], biosimilar, 1 microgram). CMS originally approved the code for use July 1, 2015, and assigned it a status indicator E (services not paid, non-allowed item or service).
CMS changed the status indicator for code Q5101 to K (non-pass-through drugs and biologicals, and blood and blood products) and assigned it to new APC 1822.


This tip is adapted from “NCCI logic could lead to no payment for claims including comprehensive APCs” in the December issue of Briefings on APCs.

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