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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

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Check the 48-hour Rule for Anti-emesis with Chemo

Question: Our physician prescribed oral chlorpromazine to a patient who presented for chemotherapy. How can we report this oral anti-emetic medication? Illinois Subscriber Answer: For an oral does given to a patient, report code Q0161 (Chlorpromazine hydrochloride, 5 mg, oral, FDA approved prescription anti-emetic, for use as a complete therapeutic substitute for an IV anti-emetic at the time of chemotherapy treatment, not [...]