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Dextrose in an IV

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    Medical Coding Books
    CPT also defines an intravenous push (IVP) as an injection in which the healthcare professional who administers the drug is continuously present to administer the drug and observe the patient. For coding purposes using the MAR and or nurses' notes, I've only used the the 15 minute or less guideline to code IVPs.

    Yes, therapeutic infusions require more than 15 minutes of infusion time. If infusion time is 15 minutes or less use the IVP codes, 96374 if the service is single or initial. 96375 and 96376 are IVP add on codes.

    Hydration infusions have different time requirements.

  2. Talking IV question
    i am having difficulty with this question:
    14 yr old complains of nausea and vomiting for 3 days.
    orders: iv access and draw labs
    1000 ml NSS bolus given over 2 hours 10am- 12:10pm
    phenergan IVP 10 min starting at 12:15 pm
    nexium IVP 14 min 12:30 pm
    hydromorphone IVP 15 min 12:45 pm

    not sure how to start this one please help!

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