Withdrawal of life support is definitely not critical care.
In order to use the 99291-99292 codes you must meet BOTH conditions:
1) Patient must be critically ill (a terminal patient probably meets this definition)
2) Care provided must be critical care (i.e. to support organ function critical to life).
I would code the appropriate hospital visit code, with prolonged service if applicable; or discharge codes if provider is present to pronounce the patient.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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