AMA CPT® Assistant - 2014 Issue 10 (October)

Evaluation and Management: Critical Care Services (Q&A) (October 2014)

October 2014 page 14 Evaluation and Management: Critical Care Services Question: Is total body hypothermia management for critically ill neonates included in the critical care code 99291, Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes, and code 99292, Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; each additional 30 minutes (List separately in addition to code for primary service)? Answer: No. Total body systemic hypothermia of a critically ill neonate (code 99481) is not considered an inclusive component of the critical care codes (99291-99292) and may be...

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