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Second Site for IV Infusion

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    Patient came in for chemo which was facilited through their port. Patient received a peripheral line in the other (left) arm to give magnesium so we were giving infusion in TWO separate sites. The magnesium ran for 2 hours. Would the appropriate codes be with a -59 modifier on the 96365-59 and 96366-59 to show it was from the second IV site?

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    I am thinking if two separate lines were used, you can use 2 initials, such as 96365 but it has to have a 59 modifier. Check your CPT book, page 518, paragraph 2.

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    But does the 96366 require a modifier -59 also for the second site.

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    No. I would not put a 59 on the 96366. You should code it like this.

    96365 -59
    Mag (J3475)
    Last edited by nlaaron; 12-16-2011 at 02:18 PM.

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