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Billing for astham inhalers

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    Does anyone have the correct J codes for dispensing and billing the following inhalers?

    Albuterol 2.5 mcg ndc 0487-9501-25
    Beclomethasone (QVAR) ndc 5931-0204-80
    Ipratropium (Atrovent) 0.02% ndc 0487-9801-25

    Any info is appreciated! Thank you!

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    You can bill albuterol only if adminstered through a nebulizer in the office. Hand-held personal asthma inhalers would be reimbursed through your patient's pharmacy benefits. If you didn't purchase the inhalers (freebies from the drug rep), you can't bill at all.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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