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    What are some opinions on the facility side of critical care - do you code for nursing critical care or since no true documentation of 1:1 you do not code critical care....

    Thanks, Sue
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow
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    What are some opinions on the facility side of critical care - do you code for nursing critical care or since no true documentation of 1:1 you do not code critical care....

    Thanks, Sue
    Hi Sue. Our facility doesn't separate nursing CC charges from the ICU Room and Board charges, except when CC occurs in the ED. (No R&B charge in the ED).

    Hopr this helps.

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    I think I am a little confused now, I am talking about the facility for CC in the emergency room.

    Thanks, Sue
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC, AAPC Fellow
    Swainsboro/Statesboro Georgia President

    smecoder@gmail.com

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    I am always very careful when it comes to charging CC. The first thing I search for is ED physician critical care time, if MD documents 30 mins or more of critical care time spent with pt, then I start looking thru nursing documenation for proof of 1 to 1 care over 30 mins.

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    I've read that there must be documentation by ED nurses about their CC time, separate from the doctor's documentation, as they are not 1:1.
    RCBartholomew, CPC-H, CEDC

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