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What would the CPT code be for Dextrose IV solution.

Sandra Posted Thu 01st of March, 2012 17:57:23 PM

We had a child in for dehydration and needed a transfusion. The child was in the office for 2 hours.

The child was transfused for up to 1 hour and no medication were administered, but the IV solution was Dextrose 5% and Normal saline solution (1 liter).

We coded 96360 for the infustion time and 99214 for the E/M. Should we code for the Dextrose solution used ? What would the CPT code be if we should ?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 01st of March, 2012 18:59:06 PM

There is no medication used so 96360 is the correct CPT.Saline soluton, D5W(dextrose 5% water), Hypotonic solution, Ringer Lactate, DW( Distilled water) are some of the solutions used along with other drug infusions to treat hydration.

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