Coding for antibiotics without a prescribtion

dballard2004

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If a patient comes into the office and is diagnosed with a certain dx (bronchitis, for example) and the nurse gives him an antibiotic from the office (not prescribed), how is this coded? What I mean is the office has the antibiotic on-site to give to the patient, but no prescribtion is written. How do we code for the antibitics? Do we use HCPCS codes? This would be oral meds. Thanks.
 
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Lisa Bledsoe

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Is it a sample left by a pharmaceutical rep? You can't charge for that so there is no code. It still counts as a prescription drug in the MDM for the E/M, though.
 
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