96372 and 96361

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Can 96372 should be considered an initial code when a sq or im injection is given on the same day as hydration, using code 96361?
 

ciphermed

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96372 does not have an initial versus subsequent designation, so it should not be considered the primary code for add on CPT code +96361.

The parenthetical note in CPT identifies the possible primary code(s):

"(Report 96361 to identify hydration if provided as a secondary or subsequent service after a different initial service [96360, 96365, 96374, 96409, 96413] is administered through the same IV access)"

Hope this helps,
 
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