99291 Critical care

laurijean

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Does anyone have a recommendation to how to bill 30 min critical care code 99291 for an inpatient 24 hours after surgery by the same physician? would you put a modifier on the E/M or is it included of the global package even though the documentation shows 30 min of critical care?
 

Jennifer Turner

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Critical care services, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 99291 and 99292 unrelated to the surgery where a seriously injured or burned patient is critically ill and requires constant attendance of the physician are not included in the global surgery package and may be reported separately. Please take a look at this fact sheet.

https://www.uth.edu/dotAsset/1f8ac0da-6fa7-423c-8c0e-cf7cb490a285.pdf
 
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