Laboratory Question for the Week of July 19, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the payment status indicator of P9050?

Answer:

CMS continues to pay separately for blood and blood products according to APC assignment, with the exception of HCPCS P9050, which has been assigned a non-payable status indicator of “E2” for 2021.


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