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Pick Up Correct HCPCS Code for Leukocyte Reduced Platelets

Question: What is leukocyte reduction? Our physician documented leukocyte reduction for platelet transfusion. Is 9031 the correct HCPCS code for this component? Is there another HCPCS code that we can submit for the platelet products with leukocyte reduction? Georgia Subscriber Answer: Leukocyte reduction is a process to which is the filtered removal of contaminating leukocytes  before platelet transfusions. Leukocyte reduction helps to [...]

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