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Pay-per-view: Unravel complexities of billing self-administered drugs

APCs Insider, November 30, 2012

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A Medicare patient is scheduled for outpatient surgery. The patient receives an oral antibiotic not normally administered but required to safely provide the procedure due to the patient's heart condition. How would you bill this drug?

Well, it depends, and it's a somewhat controversial topic, says Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, JD, CPC, director of Medicare and compliance for HCPro, Inc., in ­Danvers, Mass. Some self-administered drugs are covered, while others are not.
 
Continue reading “Unravel complexities of ­billing self-administered drugs” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the November issue.



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