Results 1 to 4 of 4

Silver Nitrate-HCPC

  1. #1
    Question Silver Nitrate-HCPC
    Medical Coding Books
    My surgeons use Silver nitrate and I'm trying to determine which HCPC code to use. We are currently using 99070, but are wondering if the J3490 for unclassified drugs would be more appropriate.


  2. Default
    we use 17250

  3. #3
    Albany, New York
    Are you solely coding for the surgeon, or for the facility?

    Based on your question, I'm under the impression that you are looking for the "supply" code, not the procedure code (??)

  4. #4
    Yes, I'm billing for the surgeon and the actual "supply" code not a procedure. We don't use the Silver Nitrate that often, however our hand surgeon has been using it more in the office.

    Thank you all for your feedback.

Similar Threads

  1. Is there a CPT code for silver nitrate stick?
    By coder25 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-05-2017, 04:49 PM
  2. Silver Nitrate
    By Codecracker in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-29-2015, 09:42 AM
  3. silver nitrate cautery vaginal cuff
    By lscott in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2009, 10:21 AM
  4. CCauterization of ear canal with silver nitrate
    By JulesofColorado in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-23-2009, 11:23 AM
  5. silver nitrate applied to cervical canal
    By dadams6871 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-16-2008, 08:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.