Not for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) units. HCPCS units are based on the strength of the medication (eg, 2.5 mg administered in 3 mL of solution). Code J7613 (albuterol, inhalation solution, US Food and Drug Administration–approved final product, non-compounded, administered through durable medical equipment, unit dose, 1 mg) is reported with 1 unit for each milligram of medication in the amount of solution provided. Follow payer-specific instructions, which may require that units reflect the exact strength (eg, 2.5 units for 2.5 mg). Other payers may follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services instructions to round up to the next full unit (in this example, round 2.5 to 3 units). If a payer requires reporting of the National Drug Code (NDC) and units of medication provided, the unit of measure is the 3 mL of solution, which is reported as ML3. See the December 2017 AAP Pediatric Coding...

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