No. These intensive (and critical) care codes should only be billed by the attending service. Code to the documentation. Did your urologist perform the procedure? Was it a consult? If your urologist documented providing critical care, use the time based critical care codes (99291-2).My urologist was asked to see a patient in the NICU who had a circ an hour prior. Do I bill 99477 or how do I bill for this?
I have not heard of this practice. Do you know what the rationale is for coding consults this way?So when I started at my job, we have always used subsequent hospital codes for inpatients instead of consult codes. Has anyone heard of this or is anyone else doing this?