AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2008 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

Reporting multiple HCPCS codes for drugs

Hospitals are now given the option to report multiple HCPCS codes for a single drug, or to continue billing the HCPCS code with the lowest dosage descriptor available. Since January 1, 2008, under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) each HCPCS code for a Part B drug regardless of the units identified in the drug descriptor is being recognized by Medicare. Previously, under the OPPS only the lowest descriptor available for the administrative dose of a drug if multiple HCPCS codes existed was recognized. ...

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