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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder: Reason for Encounter Guides Initial Infusion Coding

- Published on Wed, Jul 02, 2014
Question:Which of the following medications can we report as initial infusion?
·         13:00-13:20, Aloxi ·         13:20-13:40, dexamethasone sodium phosphate ·         13:40-14:10, Emend ·         14:10-16:45, doxorubicin HCL ·         16:45-18:00, normal saline solution?

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Answer: You should choose an “initial” infusion code for the 14:10-16:45 doxorubicin HCL infusion. The appropriate code, [...]

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