# 1cc = how many mg

1. Originally Posted by FTessaBartels
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.

2. Originally Posted by FTessaBartels
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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celeston J0702
Originally Posted by debrakae
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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Originally Posted by Beauty23
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.

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