AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2018 Issue 4; Clarification

Infusion versus intravenous push

In the Third Quarter 2018 issue of Coding Clinic for HCPCS on Page 5, a question was submitted regarding whether a coding professional has the option of reporting a push CPT code when an infusion runs short of the 31 required minutes, when reporting CPT codes for the administration of a therapeutic or prophylactic drug. The answer provided in the Third Quarter 2018 issue of Coding Clinic for HCPCS on Page 5, should state: Although the infusion ran short of the required 31 minutes, it would be inappropriate to report CPT code 96376, Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection; each...

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