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ER Code/Charge for DOA

kkfremane

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How/or would you bill/code for ER physician pronouncing patient DOA after a full exam in the ER?
 

jimbo1231

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What else was done?

Were there any life saving attempts in the ED?, CPR, drug intervention etc?
 

kkfremane

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No life saving attempts were administered in the ER. I read an article that states that most ED depts use low level 99281 for pronouncing pt deceased upon arrival to the ER.
 

ptrautner

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re: er code/charge for doa

my old facility used to charge a level 2-level 3 depending on documentation, usually the doctor is the team leader on the code blue sheet a lot of times they will pronounce two minutes after arrival, doc really didn't do anything, but he is the director of the code so we would give credit to them.
 
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I would ask the ED group. Some ED physician's groups do not charge for a true DOA, no intervention at all. If the ED physician did any intervention then yes, normally a low level.
 
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