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Infusion hours less than 15 minutes

SuperCoder Posted Fri 14th of October, 2011 20:11:33 PM

96365 if a patient receives 5 minutes of IV infusion can 96365 code be used or is it considered a IV push

SuperCoder Answered Fri 14th of October, 2011 22:08:47 PM

If IV infusion time doesn't exceed 15 mins, it is considered an IV push

Lisa Answered Thu 20th of October, 2011 16:38:29 PM

Is true even if code 96365 states in the cpt book "up to 60 minutes

SuperCoder Answered Thu 20th of October, 2011 17:19:09 PM

96365 is an IV infusion not an IV push
Concept:
What is the difference between an IV push and an infusion?
An intravenous push (intravenous injection) is an infusion of 15 minutes or less. In order to bill an intravenous infusion, delivery must require more than 15 minutes for safe and effective administration.

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