Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes

CPT code 99291 signifies a critical care evaluation and management service. This code is employed when healthcare providers engage in the comprehensive assessment and management of critically ill patients, necessitating urgent and intensive care efforts.

Details

CPT code:

99291

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Critical Care Services

Type:

Critical Care

99291 plays a crucial role in healthcare, denoting critical care services where healthcare providers engage in the comprehensive assessment and management of critically ill patients. The code is utilized when encounters demand urgent and intensive care efforts, ensuring the accurate documentation of healthcare providers' endeavors in managing patients with critical health conditions. Its use is essential for precise billing and documentation of critical care services.

Under what category does Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Critical care, first 30-74 minutes on a given day.

Documentation

Critical care services; first 30-74 minutes, with direct patient contact, provided in a location where critically ill patients are treated.

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