What codes should be reported for testing blood platelets?
Between January 1 and June 30, 2017, you would report the following code:
|P9072||Platelets, pheresis, pathogen reduced or rapid bacterial tested, each unit|
However, effective July 1, 2017 and after, the two new HCPCS codes below should be assigned:
|Q9987||Pathogen(s) test for platelets|
|Q9988||Platelets, pathogen reduced, each unit|