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  • Report Triesence Units Per Documentation

    We have always billed 4 units of Triesence injected with 36 units of wastage. The recent Codequest presentation contained a slide that displayed 1 unit injected and 39 units wasted. Has something changed?

    Triesence is a single-use vial of 40 milligrams or 40 units based on the HCPCS descriptor. Report the dosage and amount of waste per the procedure note documentation. The dosage could be 1 mg – 4 mg and the remaining would be reported with -JW modifier.  

    Example, 1 mg injected, 39 units wasted.
    • Triesence 40 units (J3300 Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, preservative free, 1 mg)
    J3300 1 unit
    J3300 - JW 39 units

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