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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Richmond, Virginia

    Default bladder instillation

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    This is new to me and I need some help.
    I have a doctor that did a bladder instillation on a patient with IC (interstitial cystitis). He used lidocaine, Rimso-50, heparin and sodium bicarbonate.

    I have come up with the following codes:

    99213 -25 mod.
    ???for sodium bicarbonate

    I am unsure if this is correct.. It looks right to me....any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help!!!!


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    I'm not sure if this is the same thing but I posted something along these lines a while back and below is the link to that post. I hope it's helpful. If not, try a search in this forum for the word instillation and maybe more posts will come up.


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    Try using 51700 for the instillation

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    Sodium bicarbonate does not have a J code. We use J3490. Also, 99213... with modifier -25? I would recommend reviewing the documentation to make this modifier is being used appropriately. Lastly, J2001 is Injection, lidocaine HCl for intravenous infusion.

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