Note the 2006 changes in the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes used to report inhalation solutions. Make sure that the codes are corrected in your practice management system and on your encounter forms (superbills).

No changes were made in codes J7611–J7614 to report albuterol or levalbuterol.

Code J7617 (levalbuterol, up to 2.5 mg and ipratropium bromide, up to 1 mg, compounded inhalation solution, administered through DME) has been deleted and replaced with

When these solutions are provided in your office, they may be reported. Many payers recognize and pay for these medications. Make certain your office understands correct coding of these medications and that the appropriate number of units (dose) are reported.

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