AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Chemotherapy Administration, 96400-96450 (Q&A) (August 1997)

August 1997 page 19-end Coding Consultation Chemotherapy Administration, 96400-96450 (Q&A) Question In providing chemotherapy administration to our patients, sometimes it is necessary to mix the drugs. Is there a separate code for this service? AMA Comment From a coding perspective, if you refer to the Chemotherapy guidelines on page 368 of the 1997 CPT book it states, "Preparation of chemotherapy agent(s) is included in the service for administration of the agent." Therefore, it would not be appropriate to report the mixing of the chemotherapy drugs as this is included in the chemotherapy administration. Chemotherapy Administration, 96400-96450 (Q&...

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