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    how would you audit 99479, 99469,99480 and 99478? Since history,exam, and mdm is not reuired.

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    Default Critical Care

    Since you do not need the Hx, Exam, MDM for these codes, and time is not a factor (since they are for a 24-hour period) the only elements you can go by are:
    Patient must be critically ill.
    Care provided must be critical care.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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