[B]Resuscitation Codes: [/B]Bill [B]G521, G523[/B] and [B]G522[/B] for resuscitations such as VSA, Multiple Trauma, Coma, Cardio-respiratory failure, Shock from any cause, etc
- [B]G521[/B] for first 15 minutes or part thereof
- [B]G523[/B] for the second 15 minutes or part thereof
- [B]G522[/B] for subsequent 15 minute periods or part thereof
Bill [B]G395[/B] and [B]G391[/B] for lesser resuscitation cases such as anaphylaxis, acute MI, major GI bleed, pulmonary edema, significant OD, etc - [B]G395 [/B]for first 15 minutes or part thereof - [B]G391 [/B]for subsequent 15 minute periods or part thereof[B]
Most important: As many as 4 of us can bill for the same case!! so help each other out in resus cases![/B]
It is suggested that whoever puts the billing codes on the chart, add the codes for other consultants who were in the room for part or all of the resuscitation, being sure to put their initials next to the codes.It is a judgement call as to whether or not the case merits a Critical Care Code (G521) or an Other Resuscitation code (G395). When these cases are severe, you may want to bill the G52x codes above.
These codes cover [B]most but not all [/B]invasive procedures. You may bill separate codes in addition to the critical care codes for chest tubes, thoracotomy, transvenous pacemakers (Greg!), pericardiocentesis, peritoneal lavage, and cardioversion.
Also note that it is general practice in the province to continue the time clock for these codes when speaking to family, either during or after the resuscitation.
And don’t forget to add a premium code if you perform the resuscitation on a weekend (H113), or at night (H112)
Go for it!