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    Can somebody please expain to me when you see this what does it mean and how do you code it.

    A patient nearly drowned was admitted to the hospital. The doctor ordered q4hr ABG's for 24 hours. How should this be coded? What does q4hr ABG's stand for?


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    Apr 2007
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    I believe "q4hr ABG's"= Arterial Blood Gases every 4 hours

    As for the CPT code...Look at 82800-82810

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