AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2018 Issue 1; For Your Information

New and deleted HCPCS codes for pathogen-reduced platelets and pathogen testing for platelets

Since January 1, 2018, for Medicare reporting, pathogen reduced platelets and pathogen testing for platelets are appropriately reported with two new HCPCS codes. These new HCPCS code have replaced HCPCS codes Q9987 and Q9988. The new and deleted HCPCS codes for Medicare reporting are listed in the table below: 2017 HCPCS Code 2017 Long Descriptor 2018 HCPCS Code 2018 Long Descriptor Q9988 Platelets, pheresis, pathogen reduced; each unit P9073 Platelets pathogen reduced; each unit Q9987 Pathogen(s) test for platelets P9100* Pathogen(s) test for platelets *Please note, HCPCS Code P9100 should be reported to describe the test used for the...

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