Coding Critical Care Services
Recorded on July 29, 2021
Some coding topics are evergreen. The CPT definition may not change, but questions never quite go away. Critical care codes 99291 and 99292 carry high relative value units, and have a corresponding high payment rate. And, although CMS is in the process of revising this manual section, their existing rules are still in force.
This webinar will describe the CPT® and CMS rules for reporting critical care, including the key differences between them. For surgical specialties, critical care in the pre-operative and post-operative period must also meet the requirements for global surgical procedures.
This webinar will include examples of the type of conditions that do and don’t warrant critical care billing, and will describe the documentation that supports billing for critical care.
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify diagnostic conditions that warrant critical care billing
- Describe one key difference in CPT®and CMS rules for critical care
- Select the codes based on time documented
- Apply global surgical payment rules to critical care notes
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