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Billing J3301 & J2001???

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    Question Billing J3301 & J2001???
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    I have a question, patient came in and had Injection with 7cc 1% lidocaine and 1 cc of 40mg/cc kenalog. Dr mixes them together.
    One of our doctors is requesting we add code J2001 so that he can bill for the lidocaine as well as for the Kenalog J3301.

    I did not think that we could bill J2001 separately in this situation??

    Any guidance on this would be great. Thanks

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    Columbia, MO
    J2001 is for IV infusion not IM or joint injections. They use the lidocaine as a comfort measure which cannot be charged to the insurance.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Great, thats what I thought, just wanted to be sure before I went back to the doctor with what I found.

    Thanks again!

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