I found this at http://www.cms.gov/prit/pritia/itemd...id=CMS1233104:
"February 12: The HCPCS Level II code set are maintained by CMS. The HCPCS code set included three codes (J0530, J0540 and J0550) all for the same drug (Pen G Benzathine and Pen G Procaine). The codes were differentiated only by the dose amount. All three codes were discontinued effective 12/31/2009 and replaced with a single, new code J0559 (effective 1/1/2010) which identifies the same drug and specifies a dose of 2500 units. This is consistent with CMS' policy to use a dose amount in drug codes that represents the "lowest common denominator" as a unit that can be reported in multiples in the "units" column on a claim form - to report the actual amount administered. It is not unusual for the number of units reported to be in the hundreds. As long as the math is correct, it's not a problem."
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