AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 2; For your information

CMS provides additional instructions for some packaged drugs and biologicals

Under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) most drugs and biologicals are packaged in an ambulatory payment classification (APC) payment for the procedure or service with which the drug was given. The cost of these packaged drugs and biologicals are captured as part of the associated procedure or service When reporting the administration of these packaged drugs and biologicals, facilities have been instructed to utilize the units field to report multiples of the dosage identified by the HCPCS code descriptor. For example, if the amount of the drug administered is less than the amount described by the HCPCS code...

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