In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
Here’s how to report catheter placement from puncture to journey’s end. By Kimberly Engel, CPC When deciding the “order” of a vessel for catheter placement, first ask yourself, “Where did the provider access the vessels for this catheter?” Femoral, brachial, jugular, and iliac are common access sites; other vessels also may be accessed. For puncture ...
Feb 1st, 2008
You’re Probably Familiar with Critical Care Codes 99291-99292, But Have You Experienced Coding Intricacies for Pediatric Patients 24 Months of Age or Younger? By Patricia Champion, CPC The same definition for critical care applies to all age groups—adult, child, and neonate. CPT® defines critical care as the direct delivery by a physician of medical care ...