Dx code for depo provera shot

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Hello. I just recently came across a problem when billing depo provera injections. I know that the code changed from 90772 to 96372, however the problem that i am encountering is the diagnosis code. Previously i was using v25.49 but now it is saying that v25.49 is an unacceptable primary dx. What should i be using? Thanks in advance for any help given!
 

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Medicaid is not accepting it (that's the only one I've had a problem with so far!) and I checked it on EncoderPro and they also say it is not an acceptable principal dx.
 

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that's odd the encoder would say that... the Vcode table in the ICD-9 books shows that V25.XX codes can be 1st or additional dx's. Page 19, 2009 ICD-9-CM .. print it and show it to them! :)

we haven't had an issue with payment (but I'm going to double check with the patiente account reps today just to be sure)!
 

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Although encoder pro is a great product, it is not always accurate. Stick to the ICD-9 manual. I am also going to check with our Medicaid rep to see what she knows about this issue.
 

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I'm in Colorado. According to the rep that handles Medicaid in our office, Medicaid does not deny for V25.49, but does deny at times due to "other rules" (she did not elaborate). But the dx is not an issue for us. Good luck!
 

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Hello. I just recently came across a problem when billing depo provera injections. I know that the code changed from 90772 to 96372, however the problem that i am encountering is the diagnosis code. Previously i was using v25.49 but now it is saying that v25.49 is an unacceptable primary dx. What should i be using? Thanks in advance for any help given!
We use V25.09 and have no problem w/reimbursement.
 

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Hello:

Keep in mind that if you use J1055 Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraceptive use, 150 mg; the V-code for contraceptive use is correct, however;

the J1051 Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate, 50 mg; (also depo provera but a lower dose) is not for contraceptive use. It's used as a treatment instead of contraceptive management.
 

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Correct...V25.49 was filed and denied. My recommendation was to check with her Medicaid carrier since our Medicaid carrier requires the family planning codes for depo...V25.0-V25.09 (which ever is applicable). As you know, Medicaid doesn't follow traditional guidelines (for the most part)
 

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Hi. I code OB Antepartum for Medicaid patients. I agree with the Initial or the Subsequent contraception code under V25.02 or V25.49 as the primary code for the depo injection. I believe that Medicaid pays for the shot only if that was what she was there for. The family planning advice could/would be secondary under a family planning encounter for pregnancy test or advice for the contraception, if not provided at the visit.
 

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We have found that Medicaid requires the NDC number of the drug to be listed on the claim for any drug that is injected. We use 96372 with v25.49 and J1055 with the ndc number and they are getting paid.
 

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we've always used V25.8 for depo shots for birth control and all have gotten paid by all carriers.
 

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This thread is probably old and forgotten, but I wanted to add a note about EncoderPro.

This is what it says about V25.49: Unacceptable Principal Dx (for Inpatient Services)

Since it's not an inpatient service, it shouldn't affect reimbursement.
 

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depo provera

Hello. I just recently came across a problem when billing depo provera injections. I know that the code changed from 90772 to 96372, however the problem that i am encountering is the diagnosis code. Previously i was using v25.49 but now it is saying that v25.49 is an unacceptable primary dx. What should i be using? Thanks in advance for any help given!
I use v25.02 for initiation of other contaceptive measures
 

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Raquel G, I would use J1050. The following was copied from ACOG. Hope this helps clarify:
Changes in Depo Provera Coding
HCPCS codes J1051 (Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate, 50 mg), J1055 (Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraceptive use, 150 mg) and J1056 (Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate/estradiol cypionate, 5 mg/25 mg) have been discontinued as of December 31, 2012.

Effective January 1, 2013, injection administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) should be reported using HCPCS code J1050 (Injection, medroxyprogesterone acetate, 1 mg). Due to the change in dosage from the discontinued codes, when reporting code J1050, the appropriate dosage (measured in units) should be reported based on the specific needs of the patient.

Report the injection administration in addition to CPT code 96372 (Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); subcutaneous or intramuscular). However, per CPT, it is not appropriate to report injection administration code 96372 without direct physician or other qualified health care professional supervision, unless administered in a hospital setting. In that case, report instead, code 99211 (Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient, that may not require the presence of a physician or other qualified health care professional), if applicable.
 

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In Georgia, Medicaid is now requiring an office visit accompany the depo (at least a 99211 with the J1050). ICD9 code V25.09. We have no problem with reimbursement if we have the 992xx.
 
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