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Report Critical Care Codes Based on Criticality, Not Location

Question: Please do let me know if we can use critical care codes 99291-99292 in a physician’s office. Tennessee Subscriber  Answer: You are allowed to report critical care codes 99291 (Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes) and 99292 (…each additional 30 minutes [List separately in addition to code for primary service]) [...]