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J0704 Celestone injection- help please !!!

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    Default J0704 Celestone injection- help please !!!
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    Does anyone know why the J0704 code for Celestone was deleted for 2011? Is there a crossover code? What is the reason for the deletion? I need help on this one please....

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    For celestone at our practice we bill J0702 with the NDC# 00085056605. I don't know if this helps you or not.

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    Tuscaloosa, AL
    The rationale provided by AAPC states "Code J0702 has been added to report betamethasone acetate and betamethasone sodium phosphate (3mg) each, in place of now-deleted code J0704. Betamethasone acetate/sodium phosphate is a corticosteroid, used to treat inflammation and allergic reactions, amoung other conditions."
    Jerri, CPC

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    Sumter, SC
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    Is that use J0702 in place of J0704? It is a different drug...has acetate in addition. I am assuming it also has a different NDC. Also the dosage on J0704 is per 4 mgs and the J0702 is per 3mgs/6mgs?

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    Tuscaloosa, AL

    "CELESTONEĀ® SOLUSPANĀ® Injectable Suspension is a sterile aqueous suspension containing 3 mg per milliliter betamethasone, as betamethasone sodium phosphate, and 3 mg per milliliter betamethasone acetate."

    If this is what you are using then the code J0702 should be correct.
    Jerri, CPC

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    Thank you so much everyone for your help !!!!

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