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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Pittsburgh Central Pennsylvania

    Default Management of cardiac arrest

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    Good afternoon.

    Our M.D. is asking if we can bill for his "management of a patient's cardiac arrest".. I am unsure about this.

    Can anyone share some suggestions / coding info / etc?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    I think we're going to need more information. Has there been any face-to-face encounter? Is he simply asking for a diagnosis code? Is he giving advice to another provider without having seen the patient? Is he doing CPR? I'm not quite sure what you're asking...sorry! All of these scenarios would give you a different answer.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Pittsburgh Central Pennsylvania


    Thanks for your reply--you are right--our doc's request is too open-ended right now to reach a conclusion. I will follow up with him for more information.

    Thank you!

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