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Pediatric Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Know the Critical Care Rules

Question: A child less than five months old was admitted into the ICU, then our pediatrician watched the child acutely for an hour before the patient was transferred to another facility where another provider assumed care. Which CPT® codes can our practice bill? Would the critical care (99291) code be billed for one hour? If so, then we could also select [...]