AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 5 (May)

Coding Clarification: Infusion/Injection Services (May 2010)

May 2010 page 8 Coding Clarification: Infusion/Injection Services In the CPT Assistant February 2009 issue, the article on infusion/injection services included the following question and answer (Q&A): Question: On the basis of the infusion guidelines for facilities, in the following scenario, is IV hydration primary to an IV push in the hierarchy? A patient receives an IV hydration from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and two IV pushes of the same drug at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Answer: No. The guidelines indicate that “therapeutic, prophylactic, and diagnostic services are primary to hydration services.” Therefore, the...

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