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Old 01-13-2011, 09:58 AM
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Default J0704 Celestone injection- help please !!!

Does anyone know why the J0704 code for Celestone was deleted for 2011? Is there a crossover code? What is the reason for the deletion? I need help on this one please....
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:00 PM
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For celestone at our practice we bill J0702 with the NDC# 00085056605. I don't know if this helps you or not.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:40 AM
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The rationale provided by AAPC states "Code J0702 has been added to report betamethasone acetate and betamethasone sodium phosphate (3mg) each, in place of now-deleted code J0704. Betamethasone acetate/sodium phosphate is a corticosteroid, used to treat inflammation and allergic reactions, amoung other conditions."
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default J0704

Is that appropriate..to use J0702 in place of J0704? It is a different drug...has acetate in addition. I am assuming it also has a different NDC. Also the dosage on J0704 is per 4 mgs and the J0702 is per 3mgs/6mgs?
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:26 PM
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from: http://www.druglib.com

"CELESTONE® SOLUSPAN® Injectable Suspension is a sterile aqueous suspension containing 3 mg per milliliter betamethasone, as betamethasone sodium phosphate, and 3 mg per milliliter betamethasone acetate."

If this is what you are using then the code J0702 should be correct.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:07 AM
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Thank you so much everyone for your help !!!!
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