Question:

Are routine fluids administered over the course of chemotherapy to maintain line patency prior to drugs separately reportable as hydration therapy?

Answer:

Routine fluids administered during the course of chemotherapy to maintain line patency (KVO or TKO) prior to or between drugs or anti-neoplastics are not separately reported as hydration therapy.

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