AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2009 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

Code changes for drug administration services

There were several changes to the drug administration CPT codes that became effective for calendar year (CY) 2009. For consistency, the drug administration CPT codes for CY 2008 (90760-90779) were deleted and renumbered. The new drug administration codes are listed on page 8. Non-chemotherapeutic drug administration CPT codes effective as of CY 2009 2008 CPT code2009 CPT code2009 Long descriptor90760 96360 Intravenous infusion, hydration; initial, 31 minutes to 1 hour 90761 96361 Intravenous infusion, hydration; each additional hour (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) 90765 96365 Intravenous infusion, for therapy, prophylaxis, or diagnosis (specify substance or...

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