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Coding for Ventilator Management in the ED

Question: If a patient is put on a ventilator in the Emergency Department (ED), which CPT® code can we submit? Rhode Island Subscriber Answer: Presently, as per the coding guidelines from AARC, there is no such code available to specifically code for use of ventilator in the ED. It is likely that if the patient requires placement on the ventilator, he/she is [...]