Pharmacy Question for the Week of January 18, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


Are injectable drugs such as intravenously administered drugs normally eligible for inclusion under the “incident to” benefit?


Yes, injectable drugs, including intravenously administered drugs, are typically eligible for inclusion under the “incident to” benefit. With limited exceptions, other routes of administration (including, but not limited to, oral drugs, suppositories, and topical medications) are considered to be usually self-administered.

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