AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

New HCPCS codes for high osmolar contrast agents and Iloprost

New HCPCS drug codes were created for high osmolar contrast agents and for iloprost (inhalation solution), which became effective on July 1, 2005. The new codes are shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 1 New HCPCS codesShort descriptorLong descriptorQ4080 Iloprost inhalation solution Iloprost, inhalation solution, administered through DME, 20 mcg Q9958 HOCM <=149 mg="" ml="" iodine="" 1="" td=""> High osmolar contrast material, up to 149 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml Q9959 HOCM 150-199 mg/ml iodine, 1 ml High osmolar contrast material, 150-199 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml Q9960 HOCM 200-249 mg/ml iodine, 1 ml High osmolar contrast material, 200-249...

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