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  1. Question procedure done in ct icu
    Medical Coding Books
    I bill for Children's CT Surgery, because of the severity of the child's condition some of the procedure are done in ICU (ex PDA, ECMO, Sternal Closure). Can i bill for this?

    Thanks for you input.
    Last edited by cynthia17; 07-07-2008 at 11:18 AM.

  2. #2
    Central Philadelphia chapter
    Sorry this is so late, but I was just looking back at some of the old threads.
    Yes, I would bill procedures in the unit as long as the procedure and severity of the patients condition are well documented.

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Pediatric CV Surgery
    Yes, we definitely bill for these procedures done at bedside in the PICU and NICU. In effect, they create a mini-operative suite when the child is too critically ill to be moved.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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