Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of January 4, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we report 96413, 96415, or 96417 for protectant drugs or rescue therapies?

Answer:

Do not report this series of codes for the protectant drugs or rescue therapies that are sometimes administered in conjunction with the anti-neoplastic agent. These drugs are used to reduce or eliminate nausea, vomiting, and toxic effects associated with chemotherapy but are not classified as an anti-neoplastic agent.


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