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    I am new to coding HCPCS codes and seem to be finding different information on billing J3490. Our Dr. purchased himself and used 3 different drugs on a patient. When I bill these out, do I used J3490 3 times on 3 separate lines? This is for a WA state claim, do I need the name of the drug, dosage and route of administration for each?

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    Engelwood, CO


    There are HCPCS codes for most drugs. Are you sure there's not a more specific code for each? For the very few things we've had to use J3490 on (mainly marcaine/lidocaine), listing the NDC# in box 19 is sufficient for identification of the drug. I've never had to bill more than 1 item at a time under the J3490, though.

    Becky, CPC
    Last edited by bonzaibex; 07-16-2010 at 02:55 PM.

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