OCREVUS Sample Coding
This coding information may assist you as you complete the payer forms for OCREVUS. These tables are provided for informational purposes only. Please visit CMS.gov or other payers’ websites to obtain additional guidance on their processes related to billing and coding for single-use vials and wastage.
Effective January 1, 2018, OCREVUS has been assigned a permanent
HCPCS code (J-code). Please see the table below for more information.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
|Permanent HCPCS (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018)||J2350 ||Injection, ocrelizumab, 1
|Miscellaneous HCPCS (FOR DATES OF SERVICE DECEMBER
31, 2017 OR EARLIER) ||J3590 ||Unclassified biologics |
|J3490 ||Unclassified drugs |
|J9999 ||Not otherwise classified,
antineoplastic drugs |
|Hospital Outpatient HCPCS* ||C9494 ||Injection, ocrelizumab, 1
|50242-150-01||50242-0150-01||ocrelizumab, 300 mg vial|
|CPT†||96413||Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; up to 1 hour, single or initial substance/drug|
|96415||Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional hour (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)|
|96365||Intravenous infusion, for therapy, prophylaxis, or diagnosis (specify substance or drug); initial, up to 1 hour|
|96366||Intravenous infusion, for therapy, prophylaxis, or diagnosis (specify substance or drug); each additional hour (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)|
CPT=Current Procedural Terminology.
HCPCS=Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
ICD-10-CM=International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification.
NDC=National Drug Code.
*The C-code is used primarily in the Medicare hospital outpatient setting. However, some payers accept C9494 instead of unclassified J- or C-codes when billing for OCREVUS. Please check with your payers to verify codes and special billing requirements.
†For payers who do not yet recognize OCREVUS as approved for chemotherapy administration codes 96413 and 96415, other administration codes, such as 96365 and 96366, may be used depending on individual payer policy.1
1. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Medicare Claims Processing Manual. Chapter 12 – Physicians/Nonphysician Practitioners. https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/clm104c12.pdf. Revised April 14, 2017. Accessed September 11, 2017.
These codes are not all-inclusive; appropriate codes can vary by patient, setting of care and payer. Correct coding is the responsibility of the provider submitting the claim for the item or service. Please check with the payer to verify codes and special billing requirements. Genentech does not make any representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement or coverage for any service or item.
Many payers will not accept unspecified codes. If you use an unspecified code, please check with your payer.
If your patient’s health insurance plan has issued a denial, your Neurology Field Reimbursement Manager (NFRM) or OCREVUS Patient Navigator can provide resources as you prepare an appeal submission, as per your patient’s plan requirements.
If a plan issues a denial:
- The denial should be reviewed, along with the health insurance
plan’s guidelines to determine what to include in your patient’s
- Your NFRM or OCREVUS Patient Navigator has local payer coverage expertise and can help you determine specific requirements for your patient.
A sample appeal letter, checklist and additional tips are available in Forms and Documents.
Appeals cannot be completed or submitted by OCREVUS Access Solutions on your behalf.
PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.
SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.