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    I billed j2001 with 59 mod. BCBS denied prosedure because of 59 modifier(not apropriate) which modifier I have to use if procedure bundled
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-06-2016 at 04:49 AM.

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    Greeley, Colorado


    What are you coding J2001 for? This is IV infusion of lidocaine. If you are using it for topical anesthesia of a procedure site, that is not the appropriate use for this code. Topical anesthesia is inclusive to all procedures. I can't think of any scenario on the physician side of coding that J2001 would be used...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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