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    HCPC J0173
    Short Description Inj, epinephrine (belcher)
    Long Description Injection, epinephrine (belcher) not therapeutically equivalent to j0171, 0.1 mg
    Pricing indicator 51
    Coverage code D
    ASC payment group code YY
    BETOS2 code O1E
    Action code P
    Type of service 1
    Effective date 2024-01-01
    Date Added 2023-01-01

    HCPCS/NDC Cross-Walk

    NDC HCPC Description Drug Name Labeler Name HCPCS Dosage PKG Size PKG QTY Bill Units Bill Units PKG
    00404985701 J0173 Inj, epinephrine (belcher) Epinephrine HCl (Belcher) HENRY SCHEIN, INC. 0.1 MG 1 1 10 10
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    Drug Details

    • Epinephrine injection is used along with emergency medical treatment to treat life-threatening allergic reactions caused by insect bites or stings, foods, medications, latex, and other causes. Epinephrine injection is also used to treat life-threatening low blood pressure associated with septic shock (a serious condition caused by a body-wide infection that can lead to dangerously low blood pressure and organ failure) in hospitalized adults. Epinephrine is in a class of medications called alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists (sympathomimetic agents). It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels.