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    Question Mesna

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    I would like to know what others are billing for the administration of Mesna. The code J9209 is classified as a chemo drug according to the HCPCS book, however, Mesna is not a chemo drug and is given more as a preventative measure when given with ifosfamide and high doses of cytoxan. Would this be classified as therapeutic rather than chemo? Thanks for your help.

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    Apr 2007
    Grand Rapids, MI


    We bill it is a chemo infusion or push depending on how it is given. 96415, 96411

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    We bill it theraputic b/c like you said it is for support and theraputic use to prevent hemorrhatic cystitis when Ifex is given-not for the actual cancer cells.

    Amanda, CPC
    Anesthesia coder

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