Second opinion needed: My doc is requesting 8 units of Kenalog based on the below documentation. I would like to bill this as J3301 instead of J3301 x 8 and someone please provide me with some insight. Thanks!
Under sterile prep on the medial side of the right knee today he was injected with buffered Xylocaine and Kenalog 40. This should give him some relief of the symptoms. We will see him back in four to six months for a recheck on the left knee and the right knee. If the right knee continues to bother him and the shots are no longer effective, at some point in the future he may have to consider having right total knee replacement as well.
You need to know the strength/doseage of the drug and what he means by "units"
J3301 triamcinolone acetonide, (Kenalog-10, Kenalog-40) per 10 mg (bottle says Kenalog 40 =40 mg/ml) If you use 0.25 cc 10 mg/40 mg = 1 Unit If you use 0.5 cc 20 mg/40 mg = 2 Units If you use 0.75 cc 30 mg/40 mg = 3 Units If you use 1.0 cc 40 mg/40 mg = 4 Units