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Nancyo2

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Surgeons office bill for injectable?
« 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.

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Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 09:08:37 PM »
Wouldn't that be considered sclerotherapy which would be cpt code 36471?

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Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
« Reply #2 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. 

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Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
« Reply #3 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!   :-[

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Re: Surgeons office bill for injectable?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 09:39:11 AM »
Hi Michele,  Thanks, I will give it a try!! Nancy O.