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Lidocaine/local anesthesia injection - HELP!!

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    Can anyone tell me, can you bill and injection code with Lidocaine if administered as local anesthetic for a procedure such as nail/skin biopsy or removal of ingrown toe nail? I bill for podiatry they have never billed an injection codes for their Lidocaine injections but I'm thinking they're should be reimbursed for the injection.

    Example billing:
    99213 - 25 modifier
    11750
    J2001
    96372

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    No you cannot bill for local anesthetic it is inclusive to the procedure.. AND the J2001 is for IV admin only.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Unfortunately, the supplies are included in the biopsy CPT code. Therefore, you would not code for the Lidocaine as it is all inclusive to the procedure.
    Amy Pritchett,
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