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    Well, it sounds like you tried everything - they are going to have to be w/o as inclusive. Make sure the docs know.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    The code J2001 is for IV Lidocaine and you are giving an intra articular injection. You cannot bill this code for the lidocaine and there is no code for the lidocaine for the route you are using, it is a comfort measure and is not therapeutic for the patient's diagnosis which is why you cannot bill it.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by larcwing View Post
    As I am posting payments I am noticing a trend on lidocaine and marcaine not getting paid. Is there a reason for this?


    A newbie

    A 'local' anesthetic is included/bundled into the procedures. It is considered an 'integral' part of preparing the site for the procedure.

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