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Lecia Guill

Charging for washed, irradiated, leuko-reduced platelets

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Is it possible to charge using 3 separate P codes, one for the platelet, one for irradiation and 1 for wash? All linked to the unique product code for that product. 

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No you charge for the product, then each process.  So the HCPCS for leukoreduced platelets, washed is P9035 just like non-washed but you have 2 procedures codes in your CDM to include a larger charge for the washing then you add the irradiation using CPT 86945.  For example a regular platelet unit is procedure code 63877 and is priced at $450 but when it's washed the procedure code is 68309 and you charge $611.  We have our computer system built so that if the product code is washed then it charges the procedure code for the $611 but if it's not washed it charges $450.  Unfortunately there's only a P code for washed RBCs.

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