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Immunotherapy and antineoplastic

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    When the patient recieves both an Immunotherapy drug and antineoplastic at the same time is it ok to bill v58.11 and v58.12 then the cancer diagnosis?

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    Bettendorf, Iowa
    what drugs specifically are you billing?
    Ruth Long CPC,CHONC

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    In the ICD9 guidelines, it is ok to list both V codes since they are both considered principle codes. Just be sure they are listed for the correct drugs. If you list a Vcode when it shouldn't be, you may get a denial.

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    Ruth we had an audit done and when we billed for example Gemzar and Herceptin they said we should use both the V58.11 and V58.12 since one is a Immuno drug and the other a Neoplastic and given together. Just want to be sure that is correct. Noticed you have your CHONC studing for mine now

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    That would be correct in what your auditor told you.

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