Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Coding I&I in PACU

  • 1.  Coding I&I in PACU

    Posted 02-11-2019 10:38
    ​Hello -
    Would like your thoughts on coding Phenergan in the PACU via IVP.  Would you or would you not report it? Thanks -

    Lynn A. Wall, RHIT, CCS
    Interim Coding Supervisor
    Maricopa Integrated Health System

  • 2.  RE: Coding I&I in PACU

    Posted 02-12-2019 08:57
    I personally would not report the IV push, as it was administered as a result of the procedure.  CC for HCPCS 4th Q 07 informs:
    "Therapeutic intravenous fluids, drug(s) or other substances administered that are integral to the procedure are not separately reported".
    If there is a drug code for Phenergan, it may be reported.​

    Sheila Goethel
    Coding Services Senior Manager