Patients often get infusions at the infusion center - chemotherapy for cancer, IVIG or other meds for autoimmune diseases, iron for anemia, etc. Of course, the hospital bills insurance a facility fee for the space, resources, nurse time, etc. And, insurance gets billed for the medication itself. To get the infusion, patients need orders placed by a physician. Often, these orders are done (and/or tweaked, and/or logistical issues addressed) outside of an actual office visit/encounter. They take time, energy, resources in our offices.
Are there some type of E&M codes that can be used for that? That is, how can physicians get reimbursed/generate RVU’s for what I’ll call “infusion management”, independent of another encounter/visit?
Are you aware of any coding/charge capture, modifier, that can be done for the referring physicians time in establishing the infusion logistics for patients going to an infusion center
Thanks for any assistance,