AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2009 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

HCPCS codes and dosage descriptors for certain drugs, biologicals, and radiopharmaceuticals newly recognized for CY 2009

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly encourages hospitals to report charges for all drugs, biologicals, and radiopharmaceuticals, regardless of whether the items are paid separately or packaged, using the correct HCPCS codes for the items used. Hospitals should make certain that the reported units of service of the reported HCPCS codes are consistent with the quantity of a drug, biological, or radiopharmaceutical that was used in the care of the patient. Under the OPPS, if two or more drugs or biologicals are mixed together for administration, the correct HCPCS codes should be reported separately for each...

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