AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Critical care transport code

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Default Critical care transport code

    AAPC: Back to School
    Can anyone help me with this? 35 year old patient, gun shot wound, transported to another hospital with physician present, 28 minutes. Would this be coded to 99499 since 99281-99288 states while the patient is in the emergency room? Please help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Critical care needs 30 minutes

    Well, I'm guessing this is a critically ill/injured patient and the doctor is providing critical care ... but you only have 28 minutes, not 30, so you can't use 99291.

    The only transport code for physician use is for pediatric patients, so those are out.

    I think you may be looking at 99499 Unlisted E/M service. List your explanation as Critical Care Transport, include the notes and be prepared to appeal.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

Similar Threads

  1. Newborn Critical Care transport
    By volleyball246@hotmail.com in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-16-2015, 12:54 PM
  2. Pediatric Critical Care Transport
    By kimsue63 in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-18-2013, 07:27 AM
  3. pediatric critical care transport
    By superorozco in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 08:57 PM
  4. Pediatric Critical Care Patient Transport
    By 20Hiker16 in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-23-2010, 05:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.