tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2010 Issue 9

Critical Care Coding: Use These Strategies To Upgrade Your CC Claims Success

Experts differ on +99292 coding, so be sure to check with payer.ED coders should strive to use high-paying critical care codes whenever appropriate; however, coders must adhere to strict rules regarding 99291 and +99292. Learn how to carve out separately identifiable services, and identify possible +99292 scenarios, with this expert advice on filing critical care claims. Parse Out Separate Services Before Starting CC CountThe $kinny: The payout for critical care is high. A unit of 99291 (Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes ...) pays about $221 per encounter...

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