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.

Source: Coding Consult - IV Infusions - Medical Economics


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