Affymax, Inc. (AFFY) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Announce Permanent J-Code for OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection is in Effect
1/3/2013 9:49:13 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif. & DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFY) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) today announced that the J-code assigned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for OMONTYS® (peginesatide) Injection is now effective. This permanent OMONTYS-specific billing code, J0890, will continue to provide for streamlined reimbursement for dialysis organizations prescribing OMONTYS. OMONTYS is the only once-monthly erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) for anemia available to the adult dialysis patient population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States (U.S.).