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Pain Pump Refill Coding

lcole7465

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Ok, so one of my docs does a lot of pain pumps and refills. The pharmacy send me a copy of the invoice with a flat fee on with code J3490 as the billing code. Sometimes it's multiple drugs such as Hydromorphone, Bupivicaine & Clondine mixed together. We also have a couple that are straight Hyromorphone or Morphine Sulfate mixed with Sodium Chloride & Sterile Water or a Baclofen mixture of the same.


Can anyone help with if all these are fine being billed under J7799 or J3490? I have been told that once they are mixed with something else even the Saline, they become a compound drug and for the pump they should be billed under one of these codes.


Thank you
 
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