Merck Announces Status Indicator Update from CMS

Merck announced that CMS has made a status indicator change regarding ONTRUZANT®(trastuzumab-dttb), for injection, for intravenous use 21 mg/mL, which has a Q-code of Q5112.  As of July 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Corrected Addendum B to update the non-payable status for ONTRUZANT (Q5112) to Status Indicator “K”, which allows for Medicare reimbursement and is retroactive to April 15, 2020.

To review Addendums A and B from CMS, you may use the following hyperlink:

To review the addendum titled “July 2020 Correction” for Addendum B please use the following link issued by CMS:

Merck and its agents make no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy or appropriateness of this information for your particular use given the frequent changes in public and private payer billing.  The use of this information does not guarantee payment or that any payment received will cover your costs.

Before prescribing ONTRUZANT, please read the Prescribing Information, including the Boxed Warning about cardiomyopathy, infusion reactions (pulmonary toxicity), and embryo-fetal toxicity; and additional Safety Information.

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