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  1. #1
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    Does anyone have a HCPCS for this drug? we were told to use the J9999...couldnt find anything else jsut wondering if anyone had something..


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    Hi Deyna,

    So far there has been no specific CPT code assigned to Degarelix/Firmagon.
    It is correct that you will use J9999 until that happens.

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    We are having the same problem with the j9999 or j3490 can you please advise on the correct one?

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    Code J9999 would be appropriate as it is an antineoplastic.

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    When you use an unlisted code, you must include the NDC # 55566840101

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    Yes, you have to use the J9999. But, becareful because there is an initial starter dose of 240 mg and then the patient gets a monthly maintanence dose of 80 mg. You have to drop the claim to paper and include the NDC (National Drug Code) to submit to the insurance.

    Plus, your injection code 96402.

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    FYI ... as of 01/01/2010 code J9155 will be assigned to Degarelix (Firmagon), this is per CMS

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    thank you!!!

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