December 1, 2016
How is an injection of PRP reported?
Code 0232T, Injection(s) platelet rich plasma, any site, with image guidance, harvesting and preparation when performed, is used to report this procedure. A PRP injection is bundled into tendon sheath, trigger point, and joint injections. It is only reported when it is the only procedure performed. As a Category III code, it is not valued by Medicare (has 0 RVUs assigned), so payment is problematic. Most Medicare carriers do not pay for PRP.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/01/16.