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Pain Management Coding Alert

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Submit J8499 for Migraine Medication Rizatriptan

Question: I can’t find a code for the migraine medication Maxalt, aka Rizatriptan Benzoate, as a 10 mg tablet. What HCPCS code should we report for this? Nevada Subscriber  Answer: Your best option might be J8499 (Prescription drug, oral, non chemotherapeutic, NOS). However, know that Medicare and possibly other payers may not cover this oral drug when administered in the physician [...]

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