BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 11

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Question: In an excision we numb the patient with Lidocaine. Do we code the admin for the Lidocaine, 96372, or not? I've read forums online, read the CPT book and I am still confused. Some say coding the admin is included in the excision CPT code, for example 11422; and coding both would not be correct. Others state it's not included and it should be billed. Our doctors are all billing these differently as well and neither are 100% sure.  Examples are as follows:  9921325, 96372-59, J2001, 11422-59 vs.  99213-25, J2001, 11422-59 Answer:  In order to find...

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