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Quarterly Update to Injectable Medication Fee Schedule: Q2 2021

Horizon BCBSNJ will update our fee schedule for injectable medications on May 1, 2021. Effective May 1, 2021, the fees for the injectable medications listed in the table below will decrease.

We update our injectable medication fee schedule each quarter. The majority of changes made each quarter reflect industry-wide changes to the Average Sales Price (ASP) or the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) of an injectable medication. The changes noted in the table below identify decreases in injectable medication fees that do not reflect industry-wide changes in the ASP or AWP.

CodeDescriptionFinal RatePrior Rate
J0178Injection, aflibercept, 1 mg$944.58$950.70
J0222Injection, patisiran, 0.1 mg$92.73$92.88
J1303Injection, ravulizumab-cwvz, 10 mg$214.78$214.87
J1447Injection, tbo-filgrastim, 1 microgram$0.63$0.64
J1557Injection, immune globulin, (gammaplex), intravenous, non-lyophilized (e.g., liquid), 500 mg$54.04$58.22
J1566Injection, immune globulin, intravenous, lyophilized (e.g., powder), not otherwise specified, 500 mg$72.66$74.10
J1572Injection, immune globulin, (flebogamma/flebogamma dif), intravenous, non-lyophilized (e.g., liquid), 500 mg$39.99$43.81
J1626Injection, granisetron hydrochloride, 100 mcg$0.37$0.48
J2405Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg$0.28$0.32
J2469Injection, palonosetron hcl, 25 mcg$3.06$3.60
J2778Injection, ranibizumab, 0.1 mg$334.58$335.92
J2860Injection, siltuximab, 10 mg$110.63$111.05
J9022Injection, atezolizumab, 10 mg$75.97$76.06
J9032Injection, belinostat, 10 mg$40.78$40.86
J9039Injection, blinatumomab, 1 microgram$112.54$112.99
J9171Injection, docetaxel, 1 mg$0.73$0.87
J9228Injection, ipilimumab, 1 mg$152.78$152.93
J9229Injection, inotuzumab ozogamicin, 0.1 mg$2,225.79$2,225.98
J9267Injection, paclitaxel, 1 mg$0.20$0.21
Q2043Sipuleucel-t, minimum of 50 million autologous cd54+ cells activated with pap-gm-csf, including leukapheresis and all other preparatory procedures, per infusion$47,329.34$47,350.44
Q5101Injection, filgrastim-sndz, biosimilar, (zarxio), 1 microgram$0.54$0.61
Q5105Injection, epoetin alfa-epbx, biosimilar, (retacrit) (for esrd on dialysis), 100 units$0.93$0.94
Q5106Injection, epoetin alfa-epbx, biosimilar, (retacrit) (for non-esrd use), 1000 units$9.31$9.41

Claims processed on and after May 1, 2021 that include these injectable medications will be reimbursed based on our revised fee schedule information. Horizon BCBSNJ reserves the right to adjust claims for services provided on and after May 1, 2021 that are not reimbursed according to this updated information.

ASP information for Medicare Part B drugs is posted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the first day of the quarter. AWP information, based on data obtained from manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers, is available from a variety of commercial sources.

Fee Schedule Inquiry Tool

The complete injectable medication fee schedule information is available on our Fee Schedule Inquiry tool. Changes to our injectable medication fee schedule information are accessible on and after the effective date of a quarterly update.

To access, log into, select Horizon BCBSNJ from the My Health Plans menu and:

  • Mouse over Claim Management
  • Select Fee Request Inquiry

To view allowances for specific injectable medications or other services:

  • Select your Billing Provider number, County and Specialty
  • Enter the desired CPT® and/or HCPCS codes
  • Select Submit

CPT® is a registered mark of the American Medical Association.

Published on: January 29, 2021, 20:50 p.m. ET
Last updated on: January 28, 2021, 20:52 p.m. ET