AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2009 Issue 4

RAC Audit Highlights

Understanding the desire to avoid the downside of a RAC audit, the Central Office on HCPCS will address several of the targeted issues for review in issues of Coding Clinic, in follow-up to the RAC article published in the 2009 Third Quarter issue of Coding Clinic for HCPCS. Hydration codes Hydration CPT codes 96360, Intravenous infusion, hydration; initial, 31 minutes to 1 hour, and 96361, Intravenous infusion, hydration; each additional hour, are used to report the administration of pre-packaged fluids and electrolytes. These codes should not be used to report the infusion of drugs and other substances. CPT code...

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