Packaging and Units for Billing Drugs

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
May 18th, 2020

To determine the dosage, size, doses per package and how many billing units are in each package, refer to the NDC number.

Take a look at the following

J1071Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1mg

For example; using NCD # 0009-0085-10 there are 10 doses of 100 mL

(100 mg/mL = 1 mL and there are 10 ml in each vial, and 1 vial in each package), therefore, if each dose is 100 mL, you would bill 10 units to report 1000 mg.

NDC

Drug Name

Dosage Size

Doses per Package

Packages per NDC

Billing Units per package

Billing Units per NDC

Pfizer Inc.

00009-0085-10

Depo-Testosterone

1 MG

10

1

1000

1000

00009-0086-01

Depo-Testosterone

1 MG

1

1

200

200

00009-0086-10

Depo-Testosterone

1 MG

10

1

2000

2000

Notice how the NDC indicates the doses per package with the last two numbers

Packaging and Units for Billing Drugs. (2020, May 18). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/packaging-and-units-for-billing-drugs-35849.html

© InnoviHealth Systems Inc

Article Tags  (click on a tag to see related articles)


Publish this Article on your Website, Blog or Newsletter

This article is available for publishing on websites, blogs, and newsletters. The article must be published in its entirety - all links must be active. If you would like to publish this article, please contact us and let us know where you will be publishing it. The easiest way to get the text of the article is to highlight and copy. Or use your browser's "View Source" option to capture the HTML formatted code.

If you would like a specific article written on a medical coding and billing topic, please Contact Us.


contact

innoviHealth Systems, Inc.
62 East 300 North
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-770-4203 (9-5 Mountain)
Email:
free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!