Injection - separately from the PPD test

Partha

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Do we code for the injection (96372?) separately from the PPD test intradermal injection?
 

ciphermed

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Although I do not have a reference....

I have only coded the 86850 for PPD's...if you were to code 86850 in conjunction with CPT 96372 for a Medicare patient an edit would be generated indicating 86850 as code 1 and 96372 as code 2.

Hope this helps,
 

mitchellde

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The 96372 is for THERAPEUTIC injections the PPD is not in this catergory so the 96372 is not appropriate by definition.
 

angiebaby

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I was having a problem with this as well. I found in the alphabetical index, under "immunologic skin test", "tuburculosis, 17999". 17999 reads "unlisted procedure, skin, mucous membrane and subcutaneous tissue". Can this be used with the 86580 PPD skin test?
 
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