Pharmacy Question for the Week of January 4, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


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


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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