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code 96360 is Intravenous infusion, hydration; initial, 31 minutes to 1 hour



so how to report if the Intravenous infusion, hydration is done in less than 30 min.....

and no drug is given so cant report 96365....



please help..

thanks all in advance.. :)
 

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If it is less than 31 minutes it is incidental, non therapeutic, and non reportable. It is considered part of the E&M. If there was no physician encounter then it might be a 99211 but it will depend on circumstances. Why was it less than 30 minutes? and what was the reason for the encounter?
 
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