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Ventilation Management

ssharris

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If a patient has surgery and has unexpected issues come up such as respiratory failure and the patient is put on a ventilator.

Can the operating surgeon bill separately for the initial 94002 and/or subsequent 94003?

I was once told they could bill for this with the 79 modifier? OR

Is it considered part of the global package?

Thank You
 
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94002 CODING by multiple facilities

A member with status epilepticus was intubated (ETT) and put on mechanical ventilation.
He was then transferred to another facility after 5 days for further care while being intubated and on mechanical ventialation. Member was stable.
Can the accepting facility code 94002 even if member was on ventilation while being transferred from initial facilty or they would be only eligible to code 94003
Kindly advise.
 
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