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Pay-Per-View: Resolve confusion around injection, infusion coding

APCs Insider, July 16, 2010

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Many HIM professionals, coders, and billers continue to struggle with correct coding for injections and infusions. Jugna Shah, MPH, president of Nimitt Consulting in Washington, DC, and Angela Simmons, CPA, director of clinical revenue and reimbursement at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, answered these questions as part of HCPro’s April 8 webcast “Injection and Infusion Coding Made Easy: A Case Study Approach to Accurate Charge Capture.”

Q. What can a hospital report for a PICC line flush and dressing change when no infusion service is provided? Is a low-level clinic visit appropriate? Or are these services something that the patient should be performing outside the hospital on his or her own? Our FI, Noridian, is not allowing a clinic visit for these services because they believe the patients can perform this service themselves.

Continue reading “Q&A: Resolve confusion around injection, infusion coding” on the HCPro website. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the July issue.

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