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    I'm sure I've asked this question before so sorry for asking again, but I am confused. when given an infusion of meds when would we use the code 96368? I am not really understanding when it cpt book says concurent, when/how would I know if it is concurent? thanks to everyone in advanced...alice

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    Smile Concurrent - 96368

    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.

    Good Luck!
    Darleen Olatubi, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P

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    concurrent is: 2 or 3 medication infusions running simultaneously thru same access site. A Central line,is one example, where all medications could run same time, same access site.

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    Red face Clarificiation on concurrent IV infusion
    We need some clarification on concurrent IV infusion. Does concurrent mean exact start and stop time for both medications OR a majority of the time running together. Here is an example:

    Medication number 1 runs 12:05 to 1:15
    Medication number 2 runs 12:10 to 1:20

    Would this be coded as 96365 and 96368 or 96365 and 96367?

    We appreciate any help as soon as possible. Thank you.

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    concurrent infusion must run through same access site at same time, if 2 medicines given through 2 different accesss site at same time, then 2 initial infusion codes are given with appropriate modifier.

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