The 2009 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule warned that CMS was considering ending payment for G0332, a HCPCS code. The code was defined as: Services for intravenous infusion of immunoglobulin prior to administration (This service is to be billed in conjunction with administration of immunoglobulin). It was developed in 2006 and deleted by the Final Rule effective December 31, 2008.
CMS had originally paid this code with the administration of the immunuglobulin to cover the additional costs of obtaining the drug when it was in short supply. In 2008, it had 1.97 RVUs, so practiced in most locals earned over $70. They were paid this in addition to the administration and the medication itself.
Do not submit this code for services provided after Dec. 31, 2008. As of Jan 1, 2009, the code has no Relative Value Units, and is no longer an active code. A group may not bill the patient for this charge.
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