AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2016 Issue 2; For Your Information

HCPCS code changes for certain drugs, biologicals and radiopharmaceuticals

Effective July 1, 2016, new HCPCS Q codes will be replacing a couple of HCPCS C codes for the reporting of certain drugs, biologicals, and radiopharmaceuticals. The HCPCS C codes and the new HCPCS Q codes are listed in the table below. Current HCPCS codeLong descriptorTermination dateNew HCPCS codeLong descriptorEffective dateC9459 Flutemetamol fl 8, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 5 millicuries 06/30/2016 Q9982 Flutemetamol Fl 8, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 5 millicuries 07/01/2016 C9458 Florbetaben fl 8, diagnostic, per study dose, up to 8.1 millicuries 06/30/2016 Q9983 Florbetaben fl 8, diagnostic, per study dose, up...

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