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IV Hydration coding

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    Question IV Hydration coding
    Medical Coding Books
    Does any one know if you can bill the saline Separately with the IV Infusion code or is that included in the IV Hydration
    Cori Sampson

  2. Default Hydration/Drug Infusion Times
    If you're talking about 96360-96361 and 96365 follow this:
    If the Saline and the IV Drug Infusion are running at the same time, you subtract the time of the Drug Infusion 96365 from the Saline 96360-96361.
    For Example:
    Saline Started (4:00)
    Saline Stopped (7:00)
    Drug Infusion Started (5:00)
    Drug Infusion Stopped (6:00)

    The codes would be: 96361x2 & 96365

    Of course the Drug Infusion is the initial over the Hydration.
    If times do not coincide with one another they can be counted separately again the Drug Infusion is the initial over the hydration.
    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by jaymarie82; 04-25-2010 at 06:48 PM. Reason: Wanted the codes to appear on the same line together, for clarity.

  3. #3
    Default Iv infusion
    What I am trying to get at is, if you are not admisetering any drug just the hydration can you code for the saline or is it included.
    Cori Sampson

  4. #4
    Hi Cori
    If you are asking if you can charge for the saline in addition to the IV hydration, the answer is yes
    96360-96361 are charges of the running time there are J codes for the saline. (J7030, J7040, J7042 and J7050)
    Hope this helps
    Robin Ingalls-Fitzgerald CCS, CPC, FCS, CEMC, CEDC

  5. #5
    Red face IV Hydration coding
    Thanks that was a big help
    Cori Sampson

  6. #6
    Wink Saline
    Yes, you always charge the HCPCS code for substance(s) administered with the IV Hydration/Infusion/Push CPT codes.

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