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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Increases Hospital Outpatient Payment for Peripheral Intravascular Lithotripsy
As part of the 2022 OPPS final rule, CMS has announced new Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) assignments for three Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes that describe peripheral IVL procedures performed in lower extremity arteries in the outpatient hospital setting. The three HCPCS codes affected describe procedures in iliac, femoral and popliteal arteries when IVL is performed by itself or adjunctively with drug coated balloons (DCB), stents or atherectomy. The new APC assignments will increase the payments hospitals receive for these procedures. The relevant codes are as follows:
|C9764||Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, lower extremity artery(ies), except tibial/peroneal; with intravascular lithotripsy, includes angioplasty within the same vessel(s), when performed
|C9765||Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, lower extremity artery(ies), except tibial/peroneal; with intravascular lithotripsy, and transluminal stent placement(s), includes angioplasty within the same vessel(s), when performed
|C9766||Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, lower extremity artery(ies), except tibial/peroneal; with intravascular lithotripsy and atherectomy, includes angioplasty within the same vessel(s), when performed
The APC assignments for the remaining peripheral IVL HCPCS codes (C9767, C9772, C9773, C9774, C9775) remain unchanged.
“We appreciate CMS’s collaborative relationship and their swift action in reassigning payment levels for IVL performed above the knee, as the data acknowledge the resources associated with performing IVL in these patients. Importantly, we believe the APC reassignment of these HCPCS codes and subsequent increased payment for IVL procedures performed ATK will further facilitate access to IVL technology for Medicare patients,” said
Shockwave is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the way calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Shockwave aims to establish a new standard of care for the interventional treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque, which the company refers to as Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL is a minimally invasive, easy-to-use and safe way to significantly improve patient outcomes. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit www.shockwavemedical.com.
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