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    Apr 2007

    Default Rituximab code

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    Pt is being seen for an encounter of Rituximab for management of his lymphoma. Would I code as V58.11, V58.12 or someother V code?

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    Rituxan itself has to be billed with the lymphoma code; the admin code(s) - with V58.12. Regards -
    Lioubov Petrova, CPC, CHONC

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    Apr 2007


    Thanks. Being that it is a monoclonal antibody, I wasn't sure which to choose from A) antineoplastic chemotherapy or B) antineoplastic immunotherapy. Still not sure.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Rituxan is a BRM drug, at the cancer center we were told to not code either the V58.11 nor the V58.12 since neither of those are a perfect fit, but to code only the lymphoma dx.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    At our practice, we always code to V58.12. It has never got denied. HTH.

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    Default Rituxan Code

    We use V58.12

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