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Pay-per-view: Resolve continuing questions about injection and infusion coding

APCs Insider, March 11, 2011

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Not much has changed with injection and infusion coding in recent years. After all, coders still follow the hierarchy when choosing codes, and the AMA added only one new code for 2011. But common questions still remain about proper documentation, modifier -59 use, and integral drug administration services.

Time documentation requirements
With all of the auditing and intense scrutiny of hospital records, services billed need proper substantiation in the supporting documentation, says Valerie Rinkle, MPA, revenue cycle director for Asante Health System in Medford, OR. That documentation is a combination of practitioner and nurse documentation. 

Continue reading “Resolve continuing questions about injection and infusion coding” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in their March issue.



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