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    I bill for both the Facility and Professional charge and have a question about a patient that comes to the ED as a Code Blue. Patient had been intubated by EMS, ED personnel took over the bagging, but after being in the ED for a total of 3 minutes the ED physician pronounced the patient. No other interventions done in the ED. Would the Facility and the Professional charge be a 92950? Would it be appropriate to bill an E/M 99281-99285 for either the Facility or Professional fee? Our ED physicians feel that 92950 can be charged since they are running the "code".

  2. #2
    this same situation came across my desk yesterday.....I used 99285-25, 92950

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    Would you code both Facility and Profee this way? Thanks!

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    yes that seems fine

  5. #5
    why would you attach -25 to the er visit ??

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