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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    New Windsor

    Exclamation Dialysis and critical care

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    Doctor for nephology wants to know if he can bill critical care for dialysis treatment. I've read that critical care can only be billed with dialysis only if if organ failure or systemic infection occurs during treatment. Does he just bill prolonged services if everything goes fine? I appreciate any and all comments!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default No double dipping

    You cannot double dip ... the time spent providing critical care to a critically ill patient must be EXCLUSIVE of any other separately billed services.

    So No - you cannot bill critical care for the same time frame you are billing dialisys treatment.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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