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Sequential infusions

  1. #1
    Bennington, VT
    Default Sequential infusions
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    A patient came into the ED and had received 3 separate antibiots infused.

    Can you bill for two sequential infusions or is there a rule where you only bill once per visit?

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    Default sequential infusions
    By sequential do you mean one was started/stopped before another was hung? Do you have the length of time each ran? these will help you in choosing what code to pick after the initial infusion.

  3. #3
    Bennington, VT
    Yes. Three different antibiotics are: zoysn, rocephin and erythromycin. Each running at separate times during the visit; a minimum of 30 minutes each, through the save IV access.

    The sequential code inticates "only once per sequential infusion of same infusate mix". I'm thinking only once per, different drug, being infused after an initial infusion.

    So, I am interpreting 2 sequential infusates; one for rocephin and one for erythromycin, can be billed.

    Your thoughts...

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