For 2006 only - because of IVIG market instability
- you can bill add-on
code G0332 (preadministration-related services for
intravenous infusion of immunoglobulin, per infusion encounter) in
conjunction with administering immunoglobulin.
This IVIG preadministration service payment is
in addition to your Medicare payment for the IVIG product itself
and for administering the IVIG product via intravenous
Follow these billing guidelines:
- You may bill for the IVIG preadministration service only once
per patient per day of IVIG administration.
- You must bill the service on the same claim form as the IVIG
product (J1566 and/or J1567), with the same date of service as
the IVIG product and a drug administration service.
Medicare says that while its pricing for IVIG is
accurate and there is no overall product shortage, increasing
IVIG demand and manufacturer allocation of many formulations has
made it difficult for physicians' offices to obtain IVIG and
schedule patient infusions.
See the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services'
) of the CMS Manual System for further details.
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