Top 25 Drugs Used In Outpatient Procedures


All five off the top drugs used in outpatient procedures (by total charges), are used in the treatment of cancer, and two are also used to treat autoimmune disorders. All of the top 25 drugs by total payments were administered by injection or infusion. The most-used outpatient drugs by number of claims were much more diverse than the top by charges. Included in the top five drugs are an anti-nausea medication, opioid pain reliever, and anti-inflammatory drug.

Top 5 Drugs Used in Outpatient Procedures 

HCPCS CODE DESCRIPTION # CLAIMS
J2505 Injection, pegfilgrastim 6mg 98,784 
J1745 Infliximab not biosimil 10mg 88,350 
J9271 Inj pembrolizumab 49,504 
J9299 Injection, nivolumab 67,191 
J9310 Rituximab injection 70,725 


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