Thank youWhen I review the code description in Encoder Pro it says this " Code 99291 represents the first 30 to 74 minutes of critical care and is reported once per day. Additional time beyond the first 74 minutes is reported in 30 minute increments with 99292. "
I read this as the first provider that renders critical care charges 99291 and from then on if anyone else provides critical care they can only charge 99292 since 99291 can only be reported once per day.
So if a provider spends 140 Total Minutes he should bill CPT 99291 once and then CPT 99292 (x3) right? According to this...The new rules about those two codes say that the 2nd provider in the same group is now allowed to bill 99292, instead of adding all the time to the first provider and billing it under the first provider.
If the total time added together for both is not more than 74 minutes, then I do not believe you should be billing both 99291 for first provider and 99292 for 2nd provider. Under the old rules, that would still be 99291 for one provider.