Question:

Can we use hydration codes to report drug infusion?

Answer:

Do not use the hydration codes to report the infusion of drugs or other substances. Routine fluids to aid in the administration of other drugs or substances do not meet the definition of hydration therapy.

This question was answered in our Coding Essentials for Infusion & Injection Therapy Services. For more hot topics relating to infusion services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.

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