Health Information Management

Tip of the week: Use add-on codes to represent type, duration of drugs administered at IV site

APCs Insider, May 16, 2008

When charging for infusions that have multiple IV sites, treat each IV site separately. Report an initial code and add-on codes to represent the type and duration of drugs administered through that IV site. You must append modifier -59 to all codes that represent the second IV site.

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