Lorraine Posted Mon 13th of February, 2012 23:45:43 PM
A doctor is using Kenalog 40 NDC 0003029328 from Bristol Meyers Squibb and says the J3301 is not the correct code because that is a generic code, is there a seperate code for generics vs non generic? Please help
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of February, 2012 00:01:10 AM
For Kenalog injections, you should use J3300 (Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, preservative free, 1 mg) or J3301 (Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg) for the Kenalog itself. Pay careful attention to the code descriptors when reporting units. For J3300, you should report 1 unit per 1 mg. In contrast, you should report 1 unit per 10 mg for J3301.
Leesa A. Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CMBS
Executive Editor, The Coding Institute
Lorraine Posted Tue 14th of February, 2012 00:05:07 AM
Thanks, So there is no differnce wether generic or non generic?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of February, 2012 00:07:29 AM
Not with Kenalog, to the best of my knowledge. Everything I have ever seen or written has said Kenalog is those two codes based on the documentation of preservative free vs. not specified.