Revenue Cycle

Injections and infusions continue to confuse coders

Briefings on APCs, June 1, 2012

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Consider this scenario: A physician orders three hours of hydration as well as a one-hour therapeutic antibiotic infusion for a patient. A nurse documents the ­hydration start time as 10 a.m. and the antibiotic start time as 11 a.m. Neither provider documents a stop time. What should coders report?

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