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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Harrisburg, PA

    Question coding for Lidocaine

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    Does anyone know if there is a code for charging for Lidocaine? Also, can you charge separately for this when a procedure is being done or do they consider this bundled? Thanks

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Ann Arbor

    Default lidocaine

    Lidocaine usage is part of the procedure and not codeable

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Lidocaine (J2001) is included in the practice's expense. Also, J2001 is administered intravenously.

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    I was given this Rule of Thumb, "If it ends in 'caine, it's probably not billable".

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire


    I like the rule of thumb. I have providers that are trying for chg for lidocaine with 20610. As I have said many times before I am very greatful for this listserve.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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