SurgiStrategies: “Don’t Throw Away Reimbursement for Botulinum Drug Waste”

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  • March 27, 2009
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This article discusses important tips on billing and supply codes for botulinum drugs. Under Medicare rules, you can recoup the expense of unused units from open vials of botulinum toxin, type A or B, simply by listing the amount of leftover drug on line 24G of your claim form. You can bill for botulinum toxin supplies only if your facility actually purchases and provides the drug, however. In some cases, for instance, the insurer will preauthorize the injection and supply the drug from its own pharmacy. This article also utilizes real-life examples to explain the codes and tips for reimbursement.

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