If the start and stop times are not documented on an infusion, can I bill an IV push?
Because most infusion codes are time-based codes, the start and stop times must be documented to support the time component and to ensure you are billing the most appropriate code. This applies to IV push as well. Remember, each encounter and drug is unique, with different administration rules. Some drugs are not billable as an IV push; recoding them as suchmay not be appropriate.
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