AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Reporting Hyaluronan Products

There are several companies that manufacture FDA approved hyaluronan products. The HCPCS codes for these products include J7321, Hyaluronan or derivative, Hyalgan or Supartz, for intra-articular injection per dose, J7323, Hyaluronan or derivative, Euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose, J7324, Hyaluronan or derivative, Orthovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose, J7325, Hyaluronan or derivative, Synvisc, or Synvisc-One, for intra-articular injection, 1 mg, and J7326, Hyaluronan or derivative, Gel-One, for intra-articular injection, per dose. In certain situations providers may administer compounded versions of hyaluronan that differ from the FDA approved products specified in the HCPCS code descriptors above. What are the guidelines for reporting the compounded versions of hyaluronan? ...

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