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Pediatric Coding Alert

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Meet the 'Critical Care' Criteria

Question: Our pediatrician is trying to report a standard hospital care code, whereas we think he qualifies for a critical care code. He argues that the patient was in the emergency room and not the critical care unit when he treated her. Can you advise?  Answer: Whether the patient was critically ill or injured is the most important question you’ll need to [...]