AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 2 (February)

Chemotherapy Administration (February 2001)

February 2001 page 10b Coding Consultation Chemotherapy Administration, 96400s (Q&A) Question If a chemotherapeutic agent is administered for treatment of a noncancerous condition, can the chemotherapy series of codes (96400, etc) be used to identify the service provided? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, unless specified in the code descriptor language, parenthetic notes, or guidelines associated with the code, CPT does not limit the use of the codes included in CPT to a particular diagnosis. Instead, the service codes included in CPT are intended to identify the procedures that are provided. Therefore, if a chemotherapeutic agent is...

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