CPT 96368 is used as "concurrent" which means while another infusion (IV or pump) (considered primary as described in the CPT book: 96365, 96366, 96413, 96415, 96416) is occuring at the same time.
EXAMPLE SCENARIO: Pt. was ordered and received CTX (5FU 500mg-J9190) infused for 2 hrs and the last hour of infusion the pt. was ordered and received Leucovorin (J0640) 50 mg IV Infusion for a total infusion time of 2hrs 15 mins. You would code the admin. for 5FU-96413/96415 (primary) and Leucovorin-96368 (concurrent). Leucovorin was running (dripping) concurrently with the primary admin (drug: J9190-96413/96415).
As a reminder, The CPT reads that this code should be reported once per encounter. Hope this information helps. If you have a scenario that you would like guidance on, please post.
Darleen Olatubi, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P
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