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Critical Care and COVID-19


Coding for critical care services can be challenging, especially as it relates to COVID-19. And since payments for these services are significantly higher, often resulting in reviews from CMS and payers, accurate reporting is crucial. In this eBrief, Laura Brink, RHIT, CRC, AAPC Services Senior Auditor, breaks down how to determine the correct code assignment, and shares important insights on:

  • Critical care documentation requirements

  • Multiple physician dilemma

  • What exactly counts toward time

  • Separate vs bundled procedures

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