AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (December 2009)

December 2009 page 10 Bonus Feature:Surgery: Musculoskeletal System Question: What code is used for an intraosseous infusion? Ann Waters, RHIT, CCS Answer: Intraosseous infusion administration is not reported by any specific CPT code. Patients receiving intraosseous infusion are typically inpatients. Hence, the intraosseous infusion per se is performed by hospital nursing staff and not separately reported with any CPT code. The physician work of ordering of the infusion (rate/ dose/duration) is already included in the appropriate level of the physician's inpatient hospital E/M service. Code 36680, Placement of needle for intraosseous infusion, describes a procedure in which a hollow...

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