Our facility is performing carboplatin or cistplatin desensitization for patients who have reacted to either drug according to the attached protocol. The desensitization procedure is a combination of normal saline in a bag with either chemotherapy drug: carboplatin or cisplatin. This procedure allows the nurse to control the infusion and administer additional medications if necessary. Would this desensitization service be reported with the chemotherapy codes 96413 and 96415 or the rapid desensitization code 95180, or both chemotherapy codes and the rapid desensitization code?
Report CPT code 96413, Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; up to 1 hour, single or initial substance/drug, and CPT code 96415, Chemotherapy administration, intravenous infusion technique; each additional hour, (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure), for the chemotherapy infusion. CPT code J9060, Injection, cisplatin, powder or solution, 19 mg, would be reported as an additional code for the drug administered. Both the chemotherapy and the desensitization are time-based and would not be reported together. Therefore, only the CPT code for the chemotherapy would be reported.