AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Reporting of Infusion Past Midnight

Patient comes to the emergency department (ED) on 2/1/12 and an infusion of Vancomycin is started at 9:00 pm and continues until 2:00 am on 2/2/12. An intravenous push (IVP) was administered at 9:15 pm and ended at 9:25 pm and an IVP of a different drug was administered at 2:15 am and ended at 2:27 am. What date of service should be reported for this infusion which crosses the midnight hour and the pushes? What are the appropriate CPT codes for the infusion and the pushes administered? ...

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