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    What is the HCPCS J code for sodium chloride administered through an IV? We found J2912 but this is an injection code and it was deleted in 2006. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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    What is it being administered for?

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    Sodium chloride the same thing as normal saline... look at the codes for normal saline based on the amount infused, J7030, J7050, etc.

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    I checked with the nurse. She says that sodium chloride and saline are not the same (her opinion). Does anyone else have a take here? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Oh yeah, she's right. I googled it, but must have read too fast. I looked again and Normal saline is sodium chloride mixed with water. Sorry about that!

    If infusion of just sodium chloride, I guess you'll have to use the unlisted code. I searched and searched and there is no longer a code for that.

    Erica

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    Thanks, Erica! I appreciate your help.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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