Is the monoclonal antibody infusion considered an IV med for MDS coding purposes?



There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this. So far, what we know is monoclonal antibodies are considered IV medications and should be coded as such in O0100H. Monoclonal antibodies, do not fall under transfusions, which are only blood products.

Answer by Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Proactive Medical Review

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