Prescription drug management

aschaeve

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Can someone tell me that if a patient comes in for shoulder pain and they inject the shoulder with Kenalog--do you count that as prescription drug management?
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Alicia, CPC
 

Cheezum51

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I think it would. Problem assessed and it was decided to prescribe Kenalog via injection. I've not heard that prescription management requires that the medication RX has to be filled by an outside source. If the doctor did the injection, I wonder if the time it took to do the injection wouldn't count since the office was paid for the injection and medication? My guess is that it wouldn't count.
 

SharonCollachi

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I would say no, you don't cut that as prescription drug management. That's not the management of a prescription drug, that is the determination to do a shoulder injection.

If you're billing based on time, and you're billing an E&M code AND the injection, you don't include the time that it took to do the injection when you're choosing the E&M code.
 
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