October 2010 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System
1. Billing for Drugs and Biologicals
ASCs are strongly encouraged to report charges for all separately payable drugs and biologicals, using the correct HCPCS codes for the items used. ASCs billing for these products must make certain that the reported units of service for the reported HCPCS codes are consistent with the quantity of the drug or biological that was used in the care of the patient. ASCs should not report HCPCS codes and separate charges for drugs and biologicals that receive packaged payment through the payment for the associated covered surgical procedure.
We remind ASCs that under the ASC payment system if two or more drugs or biologicals are mixed together to facilitate administration, the correct HCPCS codes should be reported separately for each product used in the care of the patient. The mixing together of two or more products does not constitute a "new" drug as regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the New Drug Application (NDA) process. In these situations, ASCs are reminded that it is not appropriate to bill HCPCS code C9399. HCPCS code C9399,
Unclassified drug or biological, is for new drugs and biologicals that are approved by the FDA on or after January 1, 2004, for which a HCPCS code has not been assigned.
Unless otherwise specified in the long description, HCPCS descriptions refer to the non-compounded, FDA-approved final product. If a product is compounded and a specific HCPCS code does not exist for the compounded product, the ASC should include the charge for the compounded product in the charge for the surgical procedure performed.
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