Question:

Can therapeutic intravenous administration of a radiopharmaceutical be reported using chemotherapy infusion codes?

Answer:

Therapeutic intravenous administration of a radiopharmaceutical (radionuclide) has very specific codes available for use in 79XXX, and administration should be not reported using the chemotherapy infusion codes.

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