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?


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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