Reporting Non-Thrombolytic Infusions

image_print

Question:

Is it appropriate to bill 37202 and 75896 for injecting verapamil to treat vasospasm during an aneurysm coiling?

Answer:

37202 and its paired radiological supervision and interpretation code, 75896, are reported for a continuous infusion of non-thrombolytic drug such as verapamil. The code is specifically for a continuous infusion. A bolus injection or “push” of nitroglycerin does not meet the definition of continuous infusion and is considered inclusive to the coiling procedure.

KZA Featured Products  

  • Save time and eliminate errors when you code with Orthopaedic Code-X. It combines all the information and functions you need to code with complete confidence.
    Webinars
    Save time and eliminate errors when you code with Orthopaedic Code-X. It combines all the information and functions you need to code with complete confidence.
    Code-X
    Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
  • Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Employee Manual on CD
    KZA’s E&M Profile Analyzer* compares E&M coding patterns against your specialty’s state and national figures using CMS’ most recently published claims database.
    E&M Profile Analyzer
    Now you can create job descriptions in no time flat! This comprehensive set of job description samples includes a title and job summary, suggested education, skills, and other qualifications, and a list of detailed duties. Language that supports the Americans with Disabilities Act is also included. Open each sample description and customize it to your needs.
  • Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Background Checks
    Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Select™
  • Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Proception™
    Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.
    Don't spend hours writing policies when you can customize this comprehensive manual to meet your unique practice policies and needs.