AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Sequential infusions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bennington, VT

    Default Sequential infusions

    AAPC: Back to School
    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?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    East Stroudsburg

    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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...

Similar Threads

  1. Sequential/concurrent
    By CLC in forum Hematology/Oncology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2015, 06:50 AM
  2. Sequential bypass HELP
    By Ki4csq in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2013, 10:30 AM
  3. sequential IV push
    By alinorange in forum Hematology/Oncology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-11-2012, 02:40 PM
  4. concurrent AND sequential??
    By audioles in forum Hematology/Oncology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-18-2010, 02:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.