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    Default Need help with billing a 94002, 94003

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    I code for trauma surgeons, I have never billed for vent. management before, how is this usually documented? Does the doctor need to document this in a seperate note? Has anyone billed for this and what has your experience been?
    Thanks for any help!!!!

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    In our hospital this was billed by the facility as the RT department performed the vent management.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Pulmonologist or Intensivist

    Vent management is usually billed by the intensivist or pulmonologist, as these codes are used once per day. Although the trauma surgeon may have intubated the patient, s/he is not usually actually managing the ventilator.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Can 94002 and 94003 be billed with hospital e&m codes. For example a 99232?

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    No you can only bill for a 94002 or 94003 no E&M with it.

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    Default Direction on billing 94002 twice for same DOS

    If you have a patient that has been put on and off a vent in same DOS - inpatient - then is put back on vent same DOS. Can you bill twice CPT 94002?

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