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  1. Question Chemo Push
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    A patient has a continuous infusion, comes into the clinic to have it removed but there is still meds left. The nurse then receives orders to push the chemo remaining, would that be a 99211 or 96409? I know I can't charge both but my thought is 96409 would be charged, the drug has already been charged. Am I right in my thinking?

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    According to CPT clinical vignette, if the patient has a venous access device you can't bill 96409. You'd only bill 96409 if it requires IV initiation.
    Chris Allen, CPC, CEMC, COSC, CCS-P, PCS

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    You also can not bill for the administration of the same drug twice.

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    I am still learning the ropes, thank you for clarifying.

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