|May 2006 · Vol. 18, No. 5
3 elements are required for an emergency code
RN, CPC-OGS, MA
You may use ED codes if you are the only one who provided the services
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager, Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American, College of Obstetricians, and Gynecologists
Q If I saw my patient in the Emergency Department (ED), can I bill one of the 99281–99285 codes for ED visits? Or are these codes only for providers who work for that hospital’s ED?
A No, these codes do not apply exclusively to services provided by the hospital’s ED employees.