AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine: Pulmonary (March 2007)

March 2007 page 10e Coding Communication:Medicine: Pulmonary Question What is the appropriate code to report for a patient who is admitted into the hospital with acute respiratory failure and is placed on ventilator management? AMA Comment The appropriate code to report for the initial day of ventilator management for a patient who is admitted into the hospital is code 94002, Ventilation assist and management, initiation of pressure or volume preset ventilators for assisted or controlled breathing; hospital inpatient/observation, initial day. The intraservice period includes the services provided by the physician while the physician is present on the patient's hospital...

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