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level of IM injections

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    Does a single IM injection fall in low moderate or high moderate level? What level would two or more IM injections fall into? I am thinking that this does not fall into the management option of prescription drug maintenance.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhblevins61@yahoo.com View Post
    Does a single IM injection fall in low moderate or high moderate level? What level would two or more IM injections fall into? I am thinking that this does not fall into the management option of prescription drug maintenance.

    Thanks for any help.
    I think it would fall into moderate (i don't see where there is a low moderate or high moderate, just min, low, moderate or high). Anytime drugs are prescribed or administered the risk is moderate.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Agree, moderate
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    I would think an IM would be bumped up to a high moderate if a parenteral controlled substance was given as compared to a non-narcotic medication.

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