AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2007 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

A reminder from CMS: Reporting the units for drugs correctly

To ensure that hospitals are reporting the units for drugs accurately in terms of the dosage specified in the full HCPCS code descriptor, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a reminder in Transmittal 1209, Change Request 5544. CMS reminds hospitals and providers that units are to be reported in multiples of the units included in the HCPCS code descriptor and not based on the way the drug is packaged, stored, or stocked. As previously stated by CMS, care should be taken in determining which HCPCS descriptor is referenced when reporting units for drugs administered. The HCPCS...

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