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    Default What does BCG stand for? Help!

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    Columbia, MO


    BCG - Bacillus Calmette-Guerin. It is a bladder cancer treatment and is instilled through the bladder in a kind of irrigation technique is best I can explain it.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I believe code 51720 is the code for instillation of this treatment.

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    don't forget to bill the drug...J9031 along with 51720

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    Would there also be an admin for this code like 96401 or 96402 or is that covered in the 51720?

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    Our doc said to code 51703 along with the injection...thoughts

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    I have been coding the BCG injections as 51720 and 90586 but was told I need to put the code 96402?

    any thoughts?
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC

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    That was my same question as well, should we use an admin code on this. It is an injection so I think maybe we can. Are you using any modifiers? I'm not as of yet. I am billing 51720, j9031 and 96402 - Blue Cross - We shall see what comes back....

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    51703 is inclusive to the 51720. I just bill the J9031 along with the 51720.

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