AMA CPT® Assistant - 1992 Issue 2 (February)

Use of Emergency Department Services Codes, Critical Care Services Codes and Prolonged Services Codes (Summer 1992)

Summer 1992 pages 18-19 Coding Clarification Use of Emergency Department Services Codes, Critical Care Services Codes and Prolonged Services Codes Emergency Department Services In CPT, the following definition of emergency department is provided: "An emergency, department is defined as an organized hospital-based facility for the provision of unscheduled episodic services to patients who present for immediate medical attention. The facility must be available 24 hours a day" In these new emergency department codes, there is no distinction made between new and established patients. Also, these codes may be used by any physician who treats a patient in the emergency...

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