Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

drugs after surgery

  • 1.  drugs after surgery

    Posted 11 days ago
    ​Hello

    When a patient has an out patient surgery and a drug is given by infusion prior to or after surgery such as ancef, ofirmev, gentamicin and morphine are these drugs included in the surgery global package or should I be coding the infusions separately?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Jeri Collins
    Team Lead of Medical Records/Inpatient Coder
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  • 2.  RE: drugs after surgery

    Posted 10 days ago
    No - any administration that occurs as a result of or for the surgical procedure is considered integral to the procedure performed.  The drugs (J codes) are all separately reportable however the administrations are not.

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    Sheila Goethel
    Coding Services Senior Manager
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