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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    mg = Milligram is a measure of weight.
    cc = Cubic Centimeter is a measure of volume.

    One quart (volume) of lead will weigh more than one quart (same volume) of feathers.

    Or, put another way ... one pound (weight) of lead will take up less space (volume) than one pound (same weight) of feathers.

    So there is no standard conversion. It depends on what you are measuring.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    That was gooood! I have been pounding my head trying to come up with a really good way to explain this one and you did it! I like the lead vs feathers contrast. I will remember this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    mg = Milligram is a measure of weight.
    cc = Cubic Centimeter is a measure of volume.

    One quart (volume) of lead will weigh more than one quart (same volume) of feathers.

    Or, put another way ... one pound (weight) of lead will take up less space (volume) than one pound (same weight) of feathers.

    So there is no standard conversion. It depends on what you are measuring.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    You (and Marvelh) are, of course, both correct. I don't know what I was thinking when I posted my response.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by debrakae View Post
    We had our local Medicaid figure it for us and for J2001, 1cc = 1 unit
    J0702 celeston 3mg. 1cc was ordered to be given. Is that converted to 30mg? Would that be billed at 3 units?
    Last edited by Beauty23; 03-29-2016 at 03:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beauty23 View Post
    J0702 celeston 3mg. 1cc was ordered to be given. Is that converted to 30mg? Would that be billed at 3 units?
    3mg of Celestone = 0.5 cc = 1 unit of J0702.
    So 1 cc = 2 units.
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
    Coding Coordinator
    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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