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?
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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