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General Question for the Week of March 16, 2020

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If hydration is ordered for four hours before and four hours after a CT scan with contrast is performed, can we charge for the hydration hours?

Answer:

The answer depends on the medical indication for the hydration therapy related to the CT order. If hydration therapy is supported as a medically indicated and patient-specific service, the hydration therapy hours would be counted for the pre-and post-infusion of fluids.


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