by Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
August 10th, 2015
Pharmacy compounding is a has been done for many years. It is a tradition that offers customized care to meet the specific needs of individual patients. Modern technology and innovative research techniques have allowed more pharmacists to customize medication to meet a patients needs.
Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can adjust medications to the exact dosage needed by the patient. Due to differences in patients’ body size, drug tolerance, or various organ failures, commercially available medications often do not provide the exact strength a patient requires. Compounding is mainly used to avoid non-compliance.
Speciality Compounding has been useful in making medications easier to take and more effective. It can be personalized for patients that my need specific strengths, dosage forms, flavors or ingredients excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities.
How to Bill:
National Drug Code (NDC)
|NDC format (5-4-2)|
|Drug Unit of Measure (UOM)||
Valid unit of measures are:
F2 (international unit)
|Drug unit quantity||Dispensing quantity|