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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know How to Report CPR

Question: We had a patient go into cardiac arrest in our ED waiting room. The physician performed CPR and resuscitated the patient, who was then admitted to critical care. Can we report the CPR or is it included in the critical care? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: When clinicians in the ED perform CPR, you’ll typically report 92950 (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation [e.g., in cardiac arrest]). [...]