Question:

This is a follow-up question to last week’s Q&A about reporting J3471. If a physician uses 800 USP units of the product described by that code, how would it be reported on the claim?

Answer:

According to the National Correct Coding Initiative Manual for Medicare Services, the physician may report HCPCS code J3471 on more than one line of a claim, appending modifier 59 to additional claim lines. No more than 999 units of service should be reported on any one claim line.

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