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Bust 4 Myths About Pediatric Critical Care Services

Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

MYTHBUSTER: Codes 99291, +99292 apply to infants, young pediatric patients in these situations.

You’ve got to expand your 99291 and +99292 use, or you’ll join other pediatric practices that waste money appealing denials for legit per diem critical care.

“Currently, we are being denied [on claims for 99468, Initial inpatient neonatal critical care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a critically ill neonate, 28 days of age or less] and having to send records and request a review … which is very time-consuming and costly,” reports Tommie Angel, practice manager at Sanford Pediatrics PA in North Carolina.

Coding and Cash: Frontline Pediatric Coding Tools You Need to Succeed. Part of our Pediatric Specialty Coding Conference in Orlando this summer.

Strategy: Consider additional factors such as setting and time, before choosing 99291, +99292 (Critical Care Services: Adult [Over 24 Months of Age]) or...

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