AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 12 (December)

Medicine: Therapeutic, Prophylactic, and Diagnostic Injections and Infusions (December 2008)

December 2008 page 10b Medicine: Therapeutic, Prophylactic, and Diagnostic Injections and Infusions (Q&A) Question: If an intravenous push administration exceeds 15 minutes, should this service be reported as an infusion? Susan Taylor Proctor, Palo Alto, CA Answer: If the documented start and stop times reflect an infusion interval longer than that defined in the CPT guidelines for an intravenous push administration (15 minutes or less), then the code that most accurately describes the service should be reported. In this instance, the appropriate intravenous infusion code should be reported as opposed to an intravenous push code. Medicine: Therapeutic, Prophylactic...

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