Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is only covered for certain diagnoses after extensive prequalification. Gloria Miller, CPC, CPMA, reviews how HBO therapy can be used for wound care, as well as 2014 changes for wound care clinics.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, explains how reporting multiple gestations will change in ICD-10-CM, including greatly expanded specificity and replacements for V codes from ICD-9-CM.
Q: My question is about the time interval requirement of the CPT ® add-on code 96376 (each additional sequential intravenous push of the same substance/drug provided in a facility [list separately in addition to code primary procedure]), which says that more than 30 minutes must pass between administrations of same substances in order to report it. In our ED, cardiac patients are frequently started on heparin—a bolus given for less than 16 minutes and a drip given over several hours. These are frequently charted in the electronic record as having been given at the same time. In this case, is it still appropriate to report 96365 (intravenous infusion, for therapy, prophylaxis, or diagnosis; initial, up to 1 hour) for the first hour of drip and 96376 for the bolus, or must the administration be given greater than 30 minutes apart?