We make it easy to find the online medical coding solution with just the features you need! |Learn More >>

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask an Expert Starting at $24.95

Have a medical coding question? Get definitive answers from TCI SuperCoder's Ask an Expert.

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all
IGG Posted Mon 27th of June, 2016 13:06:04 PM
Could you please advise as to the appropriate code to use to bill Medicare Part B for medication management with methadone for patients enrolled in an outpatient methadone maintenance clinic (clinic dedicated to the service provision of opioid substitution therapy/opioid pharmacotherapy)
SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of June, 2016 01:57:19 AM
Hi, As per Medicare policy, "Methadone may be covered if provided to hospital inpatients but not provided in outpatient clinics" Also, Methadone is not a Part D drug when used for treatment of opioid dependence because it cannot be dispensed for this purpose upon a prescription at a retail pharmacy. Please refer to following link for further clarifications. http://www.medicareinteractive.org/get-answers/medicare-covered-services/mental-health-services/medicare-coverage-of-treatment-for-alcoholism-and-drug-abuse
Hope this helps. Thanks.

Related Topics