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    Rome, GA

    Default Help with coding

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    Patient come in for following chemo for Lung cancer (162.9) and bone cancer (198.5).

    Decadron 5 mg IV 2:18Pm to 2:37 PM (19 min)
    Aloxi 0.25 mg

    Alimita (J9305) IV 2.37Pm to 1.53PM (16 min)

    Zometa (J3587) IV 2:53 tp 3:30 PM (37 min)

    How would this be coded? 96413 (zometa), 96411 x 2 (Aloxi, Decadron, Alimita)? 0r 96413 and 96375?

    Last edited by pygreen; 12-09-2010 at 08:58 AM.
    Peggy Y, Green, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC
    "To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?" Katharine Graham

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    96413 - Alimta (chemo drug) 16 minutes

    96367 x 2 - Zometa and Decadron

    96375 - Aloxi (if pushed)

    p.s. 96413/96411 are used to document the administrations of chemo drugs (J9xxx); Zometa and Decadron are not chemo drugs.

    Best regards -

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Bettendorf, Iowa


    96413 for alimta
    96367 x 2 for zometa and decadron
    96375 for aloxi (if given IVP)
    Ruth Long CPC,CHONC

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