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Racepinephrine?

SuperCoder Posted Fri 08th of March, 2013 23:59:20 PM

Is there a HCPC code for billing inhaled Racepinephrine?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of March, 2013 13:12:01 PM

If the epinephrine is being used in a nebulizer for this "inhalation" treatment, it is billed at just that: 94640-pressurized or non-pressurized inhalation treatment or perhaps 94664-continuous inhalation treatment, first hour. This would be billable in the outpatient setting. There is no specific code for the racemic epinephrine supply. Inquiry to the carrier on the possible use of J0171 (INJECTION, ADRENALIN, EPINEPHRINE, 0.1 MG) for the medication supply should be made.

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