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injection code ?

Lynn Posted Thu 21st of January, 2016 08:40:12 AM

is there a cpt code for the injection of methylene e blue dye ? The doc was tracking an abscess. The patient was then prepared and draped in the usual sterile fashion. Methylene blue dye was injected into the abscess and a demarcation was made around the abscess.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 22nd of January, 2016 05:37:23 AM

We require more documentation regarding the type of injection. Whether it was administered in SubCutaneous (SC) or Muscle level or in Organ level. If administered in SC or Muscle, bill CPT code 96372. Usually tracking of abscess is included in the primary procedure such as drainage or lavage or other major procedure. For methylene blue dye, use HCPCS code Q9968.

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