CPT 2006 replaces the universal infusion codes—90780 and 90781—with six new codes that follow the G code structure that CMS introduced for 2005. "The new CPT codes distinguish between hydration and treatment—the reasons why physicians give fluids," says Patricia Davis, a certified coder and business office supervisor at MHS Primary Care in Middletown, CT.
CPT now breaks intravenous therapy into two groups:
- 90760-90761: for hydration purposes.
- 90765-90768: for therapy, prophylactic, and diagnostic injections and infusions.