Coding, Classification and Reimbursement


  • 1.  Medications

    Posted 20 days ago

    My understanding is you typically cannot bill for oral meds and ointments when given/applied in the office, is this correct?

    Thank you,


    Brooke Mason
    Medical Billing and Coding Coordinator

  • 2.  RE: Medications

    Posted 19 days ago
    We don't bill it to insurance.  Only because we are not a drug store or a DME.  

  • 3.  RE: Medications

    Posted 19 days ago
    You charge for the actual med/ointment but not for the actually giving the medication because there is no CPT for them whereas for an infusion/injection you charge for the medication and the administration of it.

    Beth Kosman, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Compliance Officer
    Ringgold County Hospital
    Mount Ayr, Iowa

  • 4.  RE: Medications

    Posted 15 days ago
    So if you give a patient an oral med or ointment you can charge the patient for medication, but not the insurance?

    Steve Oehmen
    Outpatient Coder & Biller