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How to Code Weekly Injection of Darbepoetin Alfa

Question: A patient who is on chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma, presents for a weekly injection of darbepoetin alfa. The patient was documented to receive 500 mcg of Aranesp subcutaneously. How can we report this service? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: From the description provided, it is evident that the patient reports for darbepoetin alfa injection. Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp®) is an erythrocyte [...]