Drug administration is one of the most common services provided in the outpatient setting. Experienced and novice outpatient facility coders alike continue to struggle with coding drug administration services.
In this presentation, we will:
- help to reduce confusion by reviewing common drug administration terms and concepts, including the drug administration hierarchy
- look specifically at injection and infusion coding
- explain how to properly determine when to report concurrent, sequential, and additional hours, as well as when to report hydration &
- apply our knowledge with case scenarios
February 15, 2021
1.0 – Clinical Foundations
Jane Bledsoe, BSN, RN, PRMO
Jane Bledsoe, BSN, RN is a Revenue Integrity Analyst Team Lead at the Duke Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO), where she primarily performs proactive internal audits and external government payer audits. In this role, she also recommends and implements process improvements to positively impact the Revenue Cycle. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1994. In her 24 years as a Registered Nurse, she has worked in various clinical and administrative roles including, emergency medicine, interventional radiology, cardiothoracic, advanced burn management, occupational health and Revenue Integrity. Having worked in revenue cycle for 15 years, she believes she has found the perfect setting to combine her investigative spirit along with her zeal for learning and helping others.
Tanya Smith, MSN, RN, CPC, COC, PRMO
Tanya Smith, MSN, RN, CPC, COC, is a Revenue Manager on the Charge Integrity team at the Duke Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) where she primarily serves as a liaison among the PRMO, Operational Owners, and Maestro Care/EPIC team to assist in the design/re-design of workflows related to charge capture and billing. Tanya earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree at Piedmont Community College (PCC) in Roxboro, North Carolina in 2004, a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding at PCC in 2012, and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Clinical Systems Leadership at the University of Arizona in 2017. In her 16+ years as a Registered Nurse, she has worked in various clinical and administrative roles including emergency medicine, interventional vascular radiology, emergency department facility coding, clinical informatics, nursing management, and Revenue Integrity.
Favorite Quote: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Ghandi
Fun Fact: Tanya and her husband were married in June of 2019 on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland after a 20-minute engagement.