Laboratory Question for the Week of January 18, 2016

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What codes should be reported for pathogen-reduced blood products?

Answer:

The following HCPCS level II P-codes took effect on January 1, 2016: 

Level II Codes 

Descriptors

Interim Payment Rates

P9070

Plasma, pooled multiple donor, pathogen reduced, frozen, each unit

$73.08

P9071

Plasma (single donor), pathogen reduced, frozen, each unit

$72.56

P9972

Platelets, pheresis, pathogen reduced, each unit

$641.85

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.