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Marilyn Posted Tue 07th of January, 2014 10:02:25 AM

Help. What code to use when billing for Novolog 20U injection.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 08th of January, 2014 19:25:52 PM

NovoLog is indicated for the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, for the control of hyperglycemia. NovoLog may be infused subcutaneously by external insulin pumps. NovoLog may also be administered intravenously under proper medical supervision in a clinical setting for glycemic control.

J1815 represents 5 units of insulin. For 20 units, J1815 with 4 units.
But if Insulin pump is used as usually, HCPCS Level II code J1817 represents 50 units of insulin administered by DME through an insulin pump.

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