We advised readers in the March 2008 issue (Vol 3, No. 6) of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ that effective for services provided on or after January 1, 2008, codes J7611–J7614 for bronchodilators were deleted and replaced with codes J7602 and J7603.
Please note that effective for services provided on or after April 1, 2008, codes J7611–J7614 have been reinstated and codes J7602 and J7603 will no longer be used. The following codes must again be used for reporting albuterol and levalbuterol provided on or after April 1, 2008:
Pay attention to the number of units (dose) described by the code so that you report multiple units when appropriate. Once again, change your encounter forms and billing software and educate all physicians and staff so that the correct codes are reported!