On December 28, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma with high titers of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. It’s authorized for treatment of COVID-19 in patients with immunosuppressive disease or getting immunosuppressive treatment, in the outpatient or inpatient setting.

CMS created HCPCS code C9507 for COVID-19 convalescent plasma for use in the outpatient setting, effective on or after December 28. Here’s what you need to know about the code:

  • HCPCS code: C9507
  • Status Indicator: S
  • APC: 1509
  • Long descriptor: Fresh frozen plasma, high titer COVID-19 convalescent, frozen within 8 hours of collection, each unit
  • Short descriptor: COVID-19 convalescent plasma
  • Payment rate: $750.50

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

 

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