tci Part B Insider - 2005 Issue 18

CORRECT CODING INITIATIVE: Chemotherapy Edits Revoked Retroactive To April

Use -59 modifier to overturn edits before July 1 If you're billing additional sequential IV pushes with chemotherapy or other drug administration codes, your life just got a lot easier. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will revoke five controversial edits governing drug administration code G0354 (Each additional sequential intravenous push). The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) version 11.1, implemented April 1, bundled HCPCS code G0354 with five codes: G0345 (Intravenous infusion, hydration; initial, up to one hour) G0347 (Intravenous infusion, for therapy/diagnostic; initial, up to one hour) G0357 (Intravenous, push technique, single or initial...

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