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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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Aurora, IL


    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bettendorf, Iowa


    I agree 100% with Chrissy
    Ruth Long CPC,CHONC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    were the compazine and decadron infusions or pushes?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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