AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

Code Change for Provenge Administration

On July 1, 2011, a new code for Provenge administration was created. HCPCS code Q2043, Sipuleucel-T, minimum of 50 million autologous cd54+ cells activated with PAP-GM-CSF, including leukapheresis and all other preparatory procedures, per infusion, was created and replaced HCPCS code C9273, Sipuleucel-T, minimum of 50 million autologous CD54+ cells activated with PAP-GM-CSF, including leukapheresis and all other preparatory procedures, per infusion, for this service.  HCPCS code C9273 was effective October 1, 2010 and deleted on June 30 2011. The reporting of HCPCS code Q2043 includes the drug administered, all preparatory procedures for the administration of the drug...

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