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Dose of a Drug Versus Units Billed for a Drug

Dose of a Drug versus Units Billed for a Drug

Drugs are billed based on units, not the total number of milligrams. Example, if the quantity administered is 300mg and the description of the drug code is 10 mg. the units billed should be thirty (30). The documentation of actual quantity administered to a patient, based on a physician order, is converted to the correct units for proper billing.