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HCPCS code that accompanies a nerve block

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    While the office was submitting a 64405 along with a J3301 for a certain EP we were asked to bill for 18 units of sodium chloride 9%, but it's my understanding this is a deleted HCPCS code, and utilizing the unlisted code selection would not generate any revenue. Is this correct? So, are there other choices? Do we NOT bill for this? What should be our response to office management for this request? Or is this bundled into the 64405 service? Suzanne E. Byrum, CPC-A

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    See HCPCS code: J2912 Injection, sodium chloride, 0.9%, per 2 ml

    Julie, CPC

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    Julie, thanks so much for responding, however, this is one of the codes we were contemplating using, yet it appears to have been deleted 12/31/06? Suzanne

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    Suzanne,
    I apologize, you are absolutely correct - this code was deleted 12/31/06. I'm not finding any other HCPCS for sodium chloride. In what capacity are you using it -- as an injectible or sterile solution ? We used to have free standing pain clinic but I don't remember ever billing for that and I'm afraid I might be misunderstanding.

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 04-28-2009 at 07:23 AM.

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