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    If a patient comes into the office and is diagnosed with a certain dx (bronchitis, for example) and the nurse gives him an antibiotic from the office (not prescribed), how is this coded? What I mean is the office has the antibiotic on-site to give to the patient, but no prescribtion is written. How do we code for the antibitics? Do we use HCPCS codes? This would be oral meds. Thanks.
    Last edited by dballard2004; 05-27-2008 at 08:59 AM.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
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    Is it a sample left by a pharmaceutical rep? You can't charge for that so there is no code. It still counts as a prescription drug in the MDM for the E/M, though.

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    Thanks so very much for your help.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
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