Many of you have been advised that as of July 1, 2007, Medicare no longer accepts or covers Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes J7611–J7614 for albuterol. For services provided on or after July 1, 2007, Medicare covers the following codes for albuterol:

Note that this is a Medicare policy. State Medicaid programs and commercial payers may not adopt this new policy or recognize the Q codes. Contact your major payers to determine if you should continue to report codes J7611–J7614 or begin using codes Q4093 and Q4094.

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