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    what is appropriate coding for a chemical cardioversion in the ED? I have a thought but would love other opinions.
    Thanks in advance for your response

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBeckett View Post
    what is appropriate coding for a chemical cardioversion in the ED? I have a thought but would love other opinions.
    Thanks in advance for your response
    I have always thought this was included in the e & m code for physician
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    I have never had a 'chemical' cardioversion; its always been electrical, 92960. I would love to hear your thought though. I'm curious what could be used.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    Physicians can't bill for the infusion therapy itself. Since chemical cardioversion is a procedure that generally takes place in the acute care setting, rather than the office, it is considered a facility charge, not a physician charge. The physician charge is included in the E&M service provided. For the facility, you will bill it as infusion therapy.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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