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Yesica

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Hydration with Chemotherapy
« on: December 08, 2009, 12:38:09 PM »
Hello Everybody, :)

I have a question regarding Hydration running at the same time with Chemotherapy but in two different bags. Here is my scenario.
if Hydration starts at 9:30am and it ends at 2pm but we got chemo running from 9:30pm to 1pm. Im aware that we cant bill hydration when chemo is running even though they are in two seperate bags. But can I bill one hour of hydration because there was no infusion going on from 1pm to 2pm. Can any one refer me to any CPT guidelines or website where I can find information about this.

Thanks,
Yesica.

Michele

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Re: Hydration with Chemotherapy
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 07:21:02 AM »
I am not familiar with chemotherapy billing, but I would think you could bill for the hour that the hydration is being done separately.  However, I am thinking you may need to bill the hydration for the entire time, knowing they will not pay the time that coincides with the chemo.  I tried to research it but wasn't able to find any info.

Sorry  :(

Michele
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Re: Hydration with Chemotherapy
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 10:42:05 AM »
Yes, you should be able to bill for the additional hour of hydration when no chemo was administered.  I am unable to send the attachment of documentation but Michelle is correct bill the entire amount but you will only get considered on the hour of hydration
Michael A. Reynolds, CPC, CCP-P, CPMB, OS
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Corporate Compliance
Sharp HealthCare

Yesica

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Re: Hydration with Chemotherapy
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 02:02:36 PM »
Thanks for the help. I got the attachment already. Thanks once again.