AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 2 (February)

Critical Care Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Services, and Their Distinction From Emergency Department and Prolonged Services (Summer 1993)

Summer 1993 page 1 Critical Care Services, Neonatal Intensive Care Services, and Their Distinction From Emergency Department and Prolonged Services The need for physicians to distinguish among critical care, neonatal intensive care, prolonged services, emergency department care and usual care requiring prolonged periods of time led the CPT Editorial Panel to create descriptions/codes for these categories in a manner that allows their utility as either "stand alone" codes or codes used in combination. Practitioners who often provide such services were consulted in their formulation. Additionally, when codes with bundled services were adopted, it was with the advice of the...

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