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Epinephrine

Jean Posted Wed 28th of September, 2011 20:55:32 PM

Does any one know how to bill for Epinephrine? We are giving .3cc out of a 30ml bottle.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 29th of September, 2011 05:59:50 AM

The code for epinephrine is J0171 but for the qty need to check.
(.3CC is equal to 300 mg and this code is for 0.1 mg)

Jean Posted Thu 29th of September, 2011 20:52:15 PM

On the bottle it says 1:1000 (1mg/mL) Our typical dose is .15ml or .3ml So how many units should I bill?

Jean Posted Thu 13th of October, 2011 20:13:46 PM

Can someone tell me how many units I would bill?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 13th of October, 2011 21:30:22 PM

0.3cc is equal to 300 mg and 0.15cc is equal to 150 units.
For 0.1 mg we code J0171.
So, for 0.15cc(150mg), the number of units=j0171 x 1500 units;
Similarly, and 0.3ml(300mg), the number of units=J0171 x 3000 units.
Effective October 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011:
Fee value of J0171 for 0.1mg is $0.056
Fee Value of J0171 for 0.3ml=J0171 x 3000 units= 0.056 x 3000=$168.00
Fee Value of J0171 for 0.15ml=J0171 x 1500 units= 0.056 x 1500=$84.00

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