I'm with you 100% on this one. Stocking those medications is just part of doing business, you can't charge for them in pill form. If they don't want to eat the cost then they need to quit stocking them.
I have nothing other than the book to support this but it is pretty clear. The first page of the J codes, show them the heading.
DRUGS ADMINISTERED OTHER THAN ORAL METHOD J0000-J9999
It is right there in all caps and bold.
I will add you do have the option of J8498 for antiematic drug, rectal suppository if that is the method they are giving the phenegren, but I think that is the only one you listed that comes in that form in addition to the oral pill. I think the real key to this is as you said, that can not ordinarily be self-administered.
Laura, CPC, CEMC
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