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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: Nancyo2 on April 17, 2009, 10:13:41 AM

Title: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
Post by: Nancyo2 on April 17, 2009, 10:13:41 AM
I work for a Vascular Surgeon and he uses an injectable for varicose vein treatment.  Are there codes to bill on a CMS1500 for this solution?  He uses Polidocanol 5%.  Thanks for your help.  Nancy O.
Title: Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
Post by: Michele on April 17, 2009, 09:08:37 PM
Wouldn't that be considered sclerotherapy which would be cpt code 36471?

Michele
Title: Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
Post by: Nancyo2 on April 20, 2009, 11:53:38 AM
Hi, yes, we bill for 36470 or 36471 however, recently we received a newsletter that indicated that a sclerotherapy injectable solution could be billed for in addition to the above codes. 
Title: Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
Post by: Michele on April 20, 2009, 08:00:43 PM
Sorry, you are looking for the HCPCS code for Polidocanol 5%.  I would try S2202.  Some insurance carriers may pay it separate, some may bundle it.

Hope that helps a little better!   :-[

Michele
Title: Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
Post by: Nancyo2 on April 21, 2009, 09:39:11 AM
Hi Michele,  Thanks, I will give it a try!! Nancy O.