CPR 92950 is not a timed code. I agree with the nursing staff and provider wanting to charge for the service they provided no matter how long it was performed. The scenario you provided was that this pt had come in in full arrest so CPR was more than likely being performed in the ambulance as well. The calling of the code 7 minutes after arrival has nothing to do with the amount of time that CPR was being performed in the ED but the factors prior to arrival i.e. down time, age, past history, DNR status, and prognosis, or outcome. So, I would bill for the CPR.
Hope this helps,
Cheryl Anderson, LPN, CEMC, CPC
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