Read below for the latest updates regarding EXPAREL and the latest pricing and reimbursement information that may be important for your site(s) of care.

Recent Clinical Data

EXPAREL is the only FDA approved single dose regional analgesic to safely demonstrate four days of superiority versus bupivacaine in two clinical studies. New indications for use as an adductor canal block and sciatic nerve block in the popliteal fossa will significantly extend reach within more than 3 million lower extremity procedures.

340B Pricing

340B pricing available for EXPAREL as of October 2022.

For more information, please contact your representative.

Now on selected GPO contracts

Connect with us for more specific information about GPO Contracts.

We currently have GPO contracts with the following partners:

  • Sevāredent
  • The OrthoForum
  • OPA-logo

NOPAIN Act

Reimbursement for EXPAREL in the hospital outpatient department beginning January 1, 2025

  • The NOPAIN Act is a federal mandate that requires Medicare to reimburse for non-opioids, like EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), used during all surgeries conducted in the hospital outpatient department (HOPD) setting. This will expand Medicare reimbursement beyond the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) which is currently available for EXPAREL using code C9290.
  • Read more about the NOPAIN Act

Reimbursement in the ASC for Medicare Patients

EXPAREL is reimbursed for procedures performed in ASCs using the code C9290

  • As of January 1, 2024, EXPAREL is reimbursed at $1.42/mg*
  • Allowed amount for reimbursement:

$377.72
266mg (20mL) dose

$188.86
133mg (10mL) dose

For more information, contact our dedicated reimbursement specialists at

reimbursement@pacira.com or call our Reimbursement Helpline at 1-855-793-9727

Pricing is subject to CMS updates:

ASC, ambulatory surgery center; CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; HCPCS, healthcare common procedure coding system

*As of January 1, 2024; pricing subject to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare updates.

The allowed amount for reimbursement is based on the full dose being used for the surgical procedure.

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