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    Can anyone help me to know the no.of units to be coded for J1642(HCPCS code for Heparin flush) duing the procedure of Dobutamine Stress echo. The description for J1642 is Injection, heparin sodium, (heparin lock flush), per 10 units.

    Jemimah Crescentia, CPC.

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    Barren River, KY


    I don't know if everyone uses the same amount, but we bill for 5 units of J1642 during the test.

    Hope it helps.
    crowmd, CPC

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    Thanks a lot for your guidance.

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