What is the J code for Botox?

What is the J code for Botox?

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox®) (onabotulinumtoxinA), is supplied in 100-unit vials, and is billed “per unit.” Claims for (onabotulinumtoxinA), should be submitted under HCPCS code J0585.

How do you bill 200 units of J0585?


  1. For HCPCS procedure code J0585 (Injection, onabotulinumtoxinA, 1 unit), 200 units would be indicated (including the 45 units of waste).
  2. For NDC N400023392102 UN1, one unit would be indicated (representing the number of 200-unit vials used).

Are J codes procedure codes?

These are often referred to in the healthcare benefits business as “J code” drugs. HCPCS Level I codes are the Current Procedural Terminology (CPTⓇ) code set, and they are used by medical practitioners to bill for claims on medical procedures with your healthcare insurance.

How do you bill for drug waste?

CMS guidelines state to report the drug amount administered on one line, and on a separate line you may report the amount of drug NOT administered (wasted) with modifier –JW appended to the associated HCPCS code.

What is the HCPCS code for Botox injections?

52287 Cystourethroscopy, with injections(s) for chemodenervation of the bladder) J0585 – Injection, onabolulinumtoxinA, 1 Unit. Providers should also bill the appropriate charges for the number of Botox units used (not number of vials) using the specific HCPCS II code J0585- Injection, onabotulinumtoxinA, 1 unit).

Do You need A G code for Botox?

A majority of payors do require authorization for 64615, just a little fyi! We never use a G code when billing for Botox for migraines.

What is the drug code for botulinum toxin A?

Consult the Drug Code List for additional coverage information about botulinum codes. For billing J0585, Botox (onabotulinim toxin A) only for migraine indication. Continues to require prior authorization. Effective 1/1/19, added ICD-10 diagnosis restriction: G43.011 Migraine without aura, intractable, with status migrainosus

Do you need pre-authorization for Botox injections?

Not usually. Botox, at least for Medicare and Medicaid, requires pre-authorization and most of the time requires the patient to come back to the office for their injections.

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