News, CMS Update, Billing and Coding

On November 1st 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2017 HCPCS Code set, which included a permanent, UNIQUE J code for BENDEKA® (bendamustine HCI) Injection.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Permanent J code for BENDEKA® will be J 9034 Injection, bendamustine HCI (bendeka), 1 mg.

  • Select “2017 Alpha-Numeric HSPCS file” and refer to line 4198 in the Excel worksheet.

Payers and Providers are encouraged to update all medical & billing systems prior to December 31, 2016 with this new information.

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