AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Reporting albumin infusion

A patient came in and had an abdominal paracentesis. Following the paracentesis, the patient had an infusion of albumin. Are we able to code the albumin infusion separately from the paracentesis or would the albumin infusion be considered part of the surgery package for the paracentesis under OPPS? ...

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