What is a C- Code ?

C-Codes: relate to Temporary codes for use with Outpatient PPS (Prospective Payment System)

C-Codes are used exclusively to report services, drugs, biologicals, and devices eligible for transitional pass-through payments for hospitals, and for items classified in new-technology ambulatory payment classifications (APCs) under the Outpatient PPS (Prospective Payment System). They may not be used to bill under other Medicare payment systems.

Reimb Code Description Effective Date Code Price Code Price-5%
C9121 Injection, argatroban, per 5mg 10/01/09 $28.32 $26.90