Coding EPO's is confusing no matter what. Its always a challenge since policies are constantly changing and you need to consider NCD's and LCD's. Our medicare carrier is WPS and their website has been great with helping out with this.
We primarily use aranesp J0881, but we do give procrit occasionally.
If a patient has a diagnosis of renal failure we use the EC modifier. If the patient is on chemo (last tx within 3 months) we use EA.
Double check with your local carrier and make sure you are meeting all other requirements for giving EPO's, it can be tricky.
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