Reimbursement: FAQs

The ACEP Reimbursement and Coding Committees have developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on a number of topics related to Emergency Medicine. Choose the topic below to view the FAQs. These are reviewed and updated annually.

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FAQ 1. What is the service described by CPR, CPT code 92950? CPR is performed when the patient’s heart and lungs suddenly stop. CPR involves the provision of cardiac life support including chest compressions and ventilation of the patient. CPT states 92950 is intended to describe CPR to restore and maintain the p

FAQ 1. What is the CPT definition of critical care service (99291 and 99292)? CPT currently defines a critical illness or injury as an illness or injury that acutely impairs one or more vital organ systems such that there is a high probability of imminent or life threatening deterioration in the patient's

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FAQ 1. What are the Documentation Guidelines? The documentation guidelines were designed by Medicare to define content of documentation for History, Physical Examination and Medical Decision Making.  The Guidelines were initially developed and published in 1995 with general content req

FAQ 1. What is an EMR/EHR? An electronic medical record (EMR), or electronic health record (EHR), is a systematic collection of electronic health information about an individual patient or population. It is a record in digital format that is theoretically capable of being shared across different health care se

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