AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 6 (June)

Drug Administration Part III (June 2008)

June 2008 page 7 Coding Clarification:Drug Administration Part III This coding clarification relates to a Question and Answer published in the September 2007 CPT Assistant that reads as follows: Question: When giving hydration prior to and/or after chemotherapy as part of the protocol for specific chemotherapeutic drugs or any other therapeutic medication, is it appropriate to code the hydration? Does the time for the primary service include start and stop for IV drug administration only, or should the time be expanded to include the administration of hydration therapy? AMA Clarification: In the September issue we stated: "The hydration codes...

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