I will defer to my more knowledgable colleagues. Our neurologist practice has patients that require infusions for acute headache care. We cannot charge for the infusion time as that is a component in the code itself. The patient may well be in the office for several hours, but the prolonged service code is only justified if the doctor is able to document that he spent the minimum additional time required with the patient as set forth by the prolonged service codes criteria. Hoping others will comment...
Suzanne E. Byrum, CPC
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