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CPT Code 96372 | Therapeutic, Prophylactic, Or Diagnostic Injection (2023)

Report CPT code 96372 for a diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic injection that is administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. 

1. What Is CPT Code 96372?

CPT 96372 can be used when a provider is for a diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic substance (for example, a drug or a fluid) that is provided intramuscularly or subcutaneously. 

Report this code if the physician is performing the procedure or their nurse or assistant is under their direct supervision. 

Administration of the toxoid or vaccine is not included.

2. Description

The CPT book describes CPT 96372 as: “Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); subcutaneous or intramuscular.”

3. Procedure

First, the injection administration area on the skin is cleansed and disinfected with alcohol or spirit solution. 

Then, the specific volume of a substance to be injected is drawn from the vial into the syringe.

The physician himself or an assistant under direct physician supervision administers the substance (except vaccine/toxoid) into the patient’s body through an intramuscular or subcutaneous route. Injection of a substance includes drugs, other fluids, etc.

4. How To Use CPT 96372

For administration of vaccines/toxoids, see CPT 90460, CPT 90461, CPT 90471, CPT CPT 90472, CPT 0001A, CPT 0002A, CPT 0003A, CPT 0004A, CPT 0011A, CPT 0012A, CPT 0013A, CPT 0021A, CPT 0022A, CPT 0031A, CPT 0034A, CPT 0041A, CPT 0042A, CPT 0044A, CPT 0051A, CPT 0052A, CPT 0053A, CPT 0054A, CPT 0064A, CPT 0071A, CPT 0072A, CPT 0073A, CPT 0074A, CPT 0081A, CPT 0082A, CPT 0083A, CPT 0091A, CPT 0092A, CPT 0093A, CPT CPT 0094A, CPT 0104A, CPT 0111A, CPT 0112A, CPT 0113A, CPT 0124A, CPT 0134A, CPT 0144A, CPT 0154A, CPT 0164A, CPT 0173A.

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  1. Donna Gingras says:

    Does the anatomical site have to be documented to bill for 96372

    1. Hi Donna,

      Intramuscular or subcut …There is no specific anatomical site for code 96372.

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