I found this information and it explains that you cannot bill for an emergent cardioversion separately. The consultant was correct, unless you have written consent from the patient, you cannot bill 92960.
There is no code for defibrillation or cardioversion administered to patients in an emergency situation. The service is not supposed to be billed separately because it is considered part of the larger service that often accompanies it, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency department (ED) evaluation and management (E/M) services, critical care services, cardiac catheterization, implantable-cardio defibrillator (ICD) implantation, other electrophysiological procedures or at the end of open heart surgery.
bit of research and the consultant is correct.
I hope this helps,
Dolores, CPC, CCC
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