What is a Thyrogen scan?

What is a THYROGEN whole body scan? A whole body thyroid scan looks to see if there is any residual thyroid tissue remaining in your neck after your thyroid has been surgically removed or any abnormal thyroid tissue is in any other areas of your body. Thyrogen is a medication that allows you to stay on your.

What is the J code for Thyrogen?


Information in the [brackets] below has been added for clarification purposes. Codes requiring a 7th character are represented by “+”:
Code Code Description
J3240 Injection, thyrotropin alpha, 0.9 mg, provided in 1.1 mg vial
ICD-10 codes covered if selection criteria are met:

What is Thyrogen treatment?

Thyrogen, a type of medication called recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH), allows you to continue taking your thyroid hormone medication and helps avoid some of the signs and symptoms of acute hypothyroidism.

What does Thyrogen do to your body?

Injections of Thyrogen raise the levels of TSH in your body, which is important when preparing for procedures like radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation or some diagnostic tests. Thyrogen is given as an injection into the buttock for 2 consecutive days. Thyrogen injections are given by a health care provider.

Does Thyrogen make you tired?

In clinical studies, the most common side effects with Thyrogen injections were: Nausea. Headache. Fatigue.

What does CPT code 96372 mean?

therapeutic, prophylactic
Instead, the administration of the following drugs in their subcutaneous or intramuscular forms should be billed using CPT code 96372, (therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); subcutaneous or intramuscular).

What is thyrotropin injection used for?

Thyrotropin alfa injection is a form of human thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). It is used with or without radioactive iodine imaging to test the presence of thyroglobulin (Tg) in patients with thyroid cancer.

How will I feel after Thyrogen injection?

Can 96372 and 96401 be billed together?

Most carriers, including Medicare, require the use of CPT 96372 for the administration of Xolair, but may allow multiple units of the code. Some insurance carriers will accept the billing of CPT 96401, but will only allow one unit to be billed.

Can you bill 96372 with an office visit?

If the need for the injection was already determined at the previous visit (billed as an E/M code), you cannot bill again for the same service. However, you can bill for the injection and an E/M code at the same visit if there was an additional E/M service provided in addition to the injection.

When to use Thyrogen for a whole body scan?

Thyrogen may be used to prepare you for a stimulated thyroglobulin (Stim Tg) test or for a whole-body scan (WBS). Sometimes, the doctor will do a Stim Tg test together with a whole-body scan. Thyroglobulin Blood Tests: Thyroglobulin, is used as a tumor marker to predict whether your cancer is likely to return and if you need additional treatment.

When to use recombinant human TSH for thyroid cancer?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) for both diagnostic testing and for therapy. Recombinant TSH is used for diagnostic testing when evaluating for recurrence of thyroid cancer.

How is Thyrogen used to treat thyroid cancer?

Thyrogen is also used to help patients prepare for treatment with a form of iodine, called radioiodine, to remove leftover thyroid tissue in patients who have had surgery to take out the entire thyroid gland for patients with well differentiated thyroid cancer who do not have signs of thyroid cancer which has spread to other parts of the body.

When was Thyrogen injections made available to the public?

Injections of Thyrogen raise the levels of TSH in your body, which is important when preparing for RAI ablation or in monitoring the recurrence of thyroid cancer. 1 Thyrogen was first made available in 1999 as a tool to elevate TSH levels without the need for thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) .