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Code Blue


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I bill for both the Facility and Professional charge and have a question about a patient that comes to the ED as a Code Blue. Patient had been intubated by EMS, ED personnel took over the bagging, but after being in the ED for a total of 3 minutes the ED physician pronounced the patient. No other interventions done in the ED. Would the Facility and the Professional charge be a 92950? Would it be appropriate to bill an E/M 99281-99285 for either the Facility or Professional fee? Our ED physicians feel that 92950 can be charged since they are running the "code".