AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2013 Issue 1; For your Information

Appropriate reporting of drugs, biologicals, and radiopharmaceuticals

Due to recent queries received we are publishing this reminder for the appropriate reporting of Drugs, Biologicals, and Radiopharmaceuticals. Therefore, when reporting drugs, biological, and radiopharmaceuticals, hospitals are strongly urged to utilize the correct HCPCS codes for the items used regardless of whether the items are paid separately or packaged. Hospitals must make certain that the units of service of the HCPCS code(s) reported are consistent with the quantity of drug, biological, or radiopharmaceutical utilized in the care of the patient. Under the OPPS, if two or more drugs or biologicals are mixed together to facilitate administration, the correct...

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