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What are some J-codes for medication?

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J Codes include J9211, idarubicin hydrochloride; J3230, chlorpromazine HCl; and J760, albuterol, according to Alkaline Software. Medical billing requires the utilization of J Codes for drugs that are used in a doctor's office, clinic or home health agency, according to RJ Health Systems International, LLC.

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Alkaline Software developed and owns ICD9Data.com, the free online 2015 Medical Coding Reference. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set a compliance date of October 1, 2015 for health care providers, health care plans, and third-party billing entities to transition to ICD10 Data, according to Alkaline Software.

Health care services and billing entities must continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015, according to the CDC. The website provides the necessary information and technology assistance to help medical billing and coding professionals make the transition, according to Alkaline Software.

CDC programs use ICD-9-CM coding to track chronic disease and injuries, as well as related adverse events. The CDC also identifies certain health issues and also provides public data files. A few of the CDC programs extrapolate data from patient medical records; one program uses the codes for reimbursement.

The data website is more smart phone and tablet friendly, but it expressly dissuades accessing the database of codes in mobile environments.

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