Question:

If a patient has rheumatoid arthritis and comes in for a methotrexate injection, do we use the chemotherapy injection code?

Answer:

Yes, if we look at the guidelines for chemotherapy administration in that series of CPT® codes for the administration and treatment of non-cancer diagnoses. It is dependent upon the drug and the qualification of that highly complex drug or that it is defined as an anti-neoplastic. So, for this question, yes, the methotrexate is going to be coded with a chemotherapy injection code.

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