AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2001 Issue 4

Getting a line on intravenous therapy

Intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injections, infusions, or intravenous feedings require the skills of a licensed nurse or physician to be performed (or taught) safely and effectively. Medicare may cover these services, if they are considered reasonable and necessary, and the medication being administered is accepted as safe effective treatment of the patient’s illness or injury. The terms “injection” and “infusion” are sometimes used interchangeably when a patient is being treated intravenously. This becomes confusing for the coder when accurate reporting of services provided is so important. Intravenous injections are very similar to infusions in the sense...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.


The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.