If you administer an injection in your office, e.g., naltrexone extended-release (Vivitrol®) or depot antipsychotics, you can bill for the administration of the injection separately from the billing for the visit itself.
The CPT code 96372 should be used–Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection.
However, this billing code can get rejected at times, mainly for the following reason: the procedure code already includes a general assessment of the patient. If the need for the injection was already determined at the previous visit (billed as an E/M code), you cannot bill again for the same service. However, you can bill for the injection and an E/M code at the same visit if there was an additional E/M service provided in addition to the injection. That E/M service would have to be appropriately documented.
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