Coders and billers may not completely understand how to charge for inpatient supplies. One misconception is that the room rate incorporates all supplies used for every inpatient. Another misconception is that payers will not separately pay for inpatient supplies.
Our coding experts answer your questions about molecular pathology codes, HCPCS codes for drugs that aren’t separately payable under OPPS, deducting push time from infusions, CPT initial observation codes, and diabetes coding in ICD-10-CM.
Editor’s note: To help coders prepare for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM, we will provide occasional articles about specific anatomical locations and body parts as part of a larger series for ICD-10-CM preparation. This month’s column addresses digestive system.
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