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Q&A: IV push, continuous infusions

APCs Insider, August 29, 2008

Q: How should I code the following:

  • Leucovorin started at 12:15 p.m. and ended at 2:27 p.m.
  • Fluorouracil started at 2:15 p.m. and ended at 2:20 p.m. (Note: give bolus after completion of Leucovorin).
  • Fluorouracil continuous infusion during 46 hours via CADD pump after the bolus dose, started at 2:37 p.m.

Should we report 96411 for the bolus and 96521 for the CADD pump? Or should we report 96416 for the bolus and 96521 for the CADD pump? Also, which code should we report for the discontinuation of the CADD pump when the patient returns after 46 hours?

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