AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 1

CMS provides crosswalk to changes for drug administration

As stated in the Fourth Quarter 2004 issue of AHA’s Coding Clinic for HCPCS, page 6, effective January 1, 2005, hospitals paid under the OPPS should use CPT codes to report infusion drugs other than chemotherapy, infusion of anti-neoplastic (chemotherapy) drugs, and administration of anti-neoplastic drugs by routes other than infusion, rather than Q codes. In a recent notification, Transmittal 404, CMS published the crosswalk listed below for applicable CPT codes that should be reported for services furnished on or after January 1, 2005. HCPCS Codes used before January 1, 2005Use CPT code on or after January 1...

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