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How to code for Neb treatment

  1. Question How to code for Neb treatment
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    I have an encounter where a girl came in for asthma and the MD administered a nebulizer treatment X 2. My question is, he didn't specify if an albuterol was used in the treatment or any other medication. Am I required to report a Jcode with this treatment, or is it ok just code the nebulizer treatment as is.

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    Greeley, Colorado
    If the medication used is not documented, you can't code it. You are not required to report a J code with 94640.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  3. Talking
    Thanks so much!

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