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oral zofran

Debbie Posted Wed 21st of March, 2012 12:20:22 PM

I have been trying to get help for a code for oral zofran but cannot get a correct response from you. Please read my previous messages and let me know if there is a "correct" code to use. Our problem is the one code that replaces the one we used S0181 is now deleted and the one code we thought replaced it is Q0179 but it is now deleted too. The code we thought we could use is Q0162 stated chemotherapy use and we just use it for nauseated kids with vomiting. Please help me find a code that is appropriate for our office. Thank you so much for your help!!!
Debbie

SuperCoder Answered Wed 21st of March, 2012 16:45:30 PM

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, if your physician administers Ondansetron, you should report it using Q0162 (Ondansetron 1 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 to exceed a 48 hour dosage regimen).

Please go with the following link
http://codingnews.inhealthcare.com/hot-coding-topics/ondansetron-update-q0162-replaces-q0179-in-2012/

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