New OPPS Drug Codes April 2010

on Wednesday, 31 March 2010. All News Items

CMS Transmittal 1924 regarding April 2010 updates for Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) includes a listing of six drugs with new OPPS pass-through status effective April 1, 2010.  The HCPCS codes for these drugs are new codes effective April 1, 2010.

HCPCS Code Long Descriptor Brand Name
C9258 Injection, telavancin, 10 mg Vibativ
C9259 Injection, pralatrexate, 1 mg Folotyn
C9260 Injection, ofatumumab, 10 mg Arzerra
C9261 Injection, ustekinumab, 1 mg Stelara
C9262 Fludarabine phosphate, oral, 1 mg Oforta
C9263 Injection, ecallantide, 1 mg Kalbitor

Providers are encouraged to review the complete transmittal at the link above or the corresponding MLN Matters Article MM6857.

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