Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of February 15, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the revenue code for albumin products and which codes should I report for an infusion?

Answer:

First, note that CMS does not recognize the albumin products represented by P9041, P9045, P9046, and P9047 as blood products. They have been assigned a status indica¬tor of “K” under the OPPS. The revenue code for the albumin products is 0636 rather than 038X or 0390. With a classification of drug/biological, the infusion of this product should be reported with the drug administration codes 96365–96368.


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