AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Medicine: Hydration, Therapeutic Infusion Services (December 2009)

December 2009 page 14 Bonus Feature:Medicine: Hydration, Therapeutic Infusion Services Question: For facility reporting, three infusions of the same drug are administered having the following start- and stoptimes: 11:00 am-12:13 pm; 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, 1:01 pm-1:15 pm. When choosing the appropriate codes, should the total infusion time be considered or do these represent three separate infusion services? Ann Waters, RHIT, CCS Answer: For both physician and reporting purposes, when multiple administrations are individually prepared, these services are recognized and reported as individual administrations. In this circumstance, code choice is not based on the total time of all administrations performed...

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