AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 1; FOR YOUR INFORMATION

New HCPCS J codes

There were a few new HCPCS J codes created for certain drugs which became effective for reporting purposes January 1, 2015. HCPCS J codes include drugs that ordinarily cannot be self-administered, chemotherapy drugs, immunosuppressive drugs, inhalation solutions, and other miscellaneous drugs and solutions. For a listing of the new HCPCS J codes see table on Page 6. New HCPCS J CodeCode DescriptorJ0153 Injection, adenosine, 1 mg (not to be used to report any adenosine phosphate compounds) J0571 Buprenorphine, oral, 1mg J0572 Buprenorphine/naloxone, oral, less than or equal to 3 mg J0573 Buprenorphine/naloxone, oral, greater than 3 mg, but less...

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