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  1. #1
    Smile hydration help
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    Please help with coding the following scenario....taken place in a physicians office for treatment of dehydration, nausea, and vomitting.

    Pt recieves sodium chloride 0.9% start 9:05am end 11:35am
    also recieves Compazine 10mg start 9:10am end 9:30am
    decadron 4 mg start 9:30am end 9:50am

    Do I have to carve out the time of the infusions out of the hydration? Would this be correct?

    96361 x 2
    Or am I totally off the mark?

    Thank you for any help

  2. #2
    You are correct, You have the initial therapeutic infusion and then the sequential which were both 20 minutes so that is correct and then the hydration would be 2 hours because 10-11 is one hour and then the extra 35 mintes to 11:35 allows you to bill another hour of infusion. Hope that helps!

    Chrissy, CPC

  3. #3
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    I agree 100% with Chrissy
    Ruth Long CPC,CHONC

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    were the compazine and decadron infusions or pushes?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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