Minimize the Confusion Behind Reporting Infusions and Injections

It can be confusing to determine the appropriate code(s) for infusion and injection services.  Even the basic terms, push/infusion/injection, may mean different things to the clinical staff and the coding staff.  Time based services are inherently challenging and require precise documentation to support that you’ve met or exceeded the ‘mid-point.’  When it is about the why something was done (medical necessity) more than what was done, documentation can even challenge veteran staff.  This session will review the current coding guidelines with real life examples and demonstrate the financial impact of misreporting these key services.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the decision points for assigning the appropriate procedure codes for infusion and injection servicesarea.
  • Confirm that the documentation supports the assigned procedure codes
  • Verify the diagnosis codes communicate the medical necessity for the services reported


Karna W. Morrow

Karna W. Morrow, CPC, RCC, CSS-P, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, is the manager of the consulting team at Coding Strategies, Inc. located in Powder Springs, GA. Karna’s area of expertise include billing and collections, coding and compliance, revenue enhancement, and process improvement within medical billing firms, community and academic hospitals, as well as private practices.

Karna holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, from Weber State University. She also holds the professional certification of Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Radiology Certified Coder (RCC), and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS-P). She is also an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. Karna is an active member of Radiology Billing Managers Association (RBMA) serving on the Coding Subcommittee and on the Educational Materials & Products Committee. She is also a frequent contributor of coding and compliance articles to the Oncology Practice Management publication.

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