Coding Updates Announced for July 2018

CPT and HCPCS codes are updated quarterly. On May 11, 2018, CMS released Transmittal 4025, which describes HCPCS coding changes effective July 1, 2018. The following new HCPCS codes will be established:

  • Q9991 Injection, buprenorphine extended-release (sublocade), less than or equal to 100 mg
  • Q9992 Injection, buprenorphine extended-release (sublocade), greater than 100 mg
  • Q9993 Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, preservative-free, extended-release, microsphere formulation,      1 mg
  • Q9995 Injection, emicizumab-kxwh, 0.5 mg

The Zebu Content team is currently working to make sure these changes are fully implemented by July 1st in the code set as well as related billing and coverage policies.

Resources: CMS Manual System Pub 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing