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Q1 - Zingo 70645-123-26

ShoShana Posted Tue 18th of October, 2016 13:12:13 PM
Zingo is a powder intradermal injection system and the correlating NDC is 70645-123-26. Can a physicians office with a dispensing license have the ability to bill the NDC for the Zingo product? If so, outside of work comp what data boards are showing this as a registered product? When I look at www.medilexicon.com it shows Zingo as a product that has been FDA approved with studies attached.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 19th of October, 2016 08:23:57 AM

Zingo is brand name of Lidocaine Hydrochloride which is used as anesthesia. Billing of Lidocaine Hydrochloride or Zingo depends upon insurance and payers. Some insurance/payers pay for it. Most of the insurance/payers do not pay when it's used for local anesthetic purposes.

Local anesthesia is inclusive in all procedural CPT's packages and is not a billable service for Medicare or most private insurance. 

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