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Demonstrate the use of official coding references; and presenting explanations of concepts or methods. Explain why this resource would be beneficial to a coder. (read the article below). Methotrexate intramuscular to assist with spontaneous abortion Coding Clinic for HCPCS - First Quarter 2017 Page: 5 Ask The Editor

At our facility we give Methotrexate intramuscular (IM) in the emergency department (ED) to assist with spontaneous abortion. We were looking at either CPT code 96401, Chemotherapy administration, subcutaneous or intramuscular; non hormonal anti-neoplastic, or CPT code 96372, Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection; subcutaneous or intramuscular.

What would the correct CPT code be in this instance?

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Report CPT code 96401, Chemotherapy administration, subcutaneous or intramuscular; non hormonal anti-neoplastic, for the administration of Methotrexate IM given in the emergency department (ED) to assist with spontaneous abortion. According to the coding instructions for CPT codes 96401-96549, these codes are applicable to anti-neoplastic agents provided for treatment of noncancerous diagnoses.

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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code
The question which was being asked is about which code is the best to use for
Methotrexate intramuscular (IM) in the emergency room to help in spontaneous abortion. The
coder wanted to know which code they should use between CPT code 96401 and CPT code
96372. The correct answer is using CPT code 96401. About coding instructions, the CPT codes
96401-96549 are used in anti-neoplastic agents which treat noncancerous cells
CPT code 96401 is defined by the CPT manu...

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