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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 8. Physician : 8.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 8.2.39 Medications - Injectable : Antibiotics and Steroids
Antibiotics and Steroids
Injectable antibiotic or steroid medications may be considered for reimbursement even if the same oral medications are appropriate and available. Injected antibiotics or steroid medications, when used in place of oral medications, require the use of the modifier KX.
Physicians billing for injectable antibiotic and steroid medications must indicate the appropriate modifiers with the appropriate injection code and quantity:
Injectable medication is the accepted treatment of choice. Oral medication regimen has proven ineffective or is not applicable.
Injection is medically necessary into joints, bursae, tendon sheaths, or trigger points to treat an acute condition or the acute flare‑up of a chronic condition.
* If a steroid medication is injected into joints, bursae, tendon sheaths, or trigger points, modifier AT must be used to indicate an acute condition. When performed for a chronic condition, these procedures are denied.

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