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Documentation, Billing, and Reimbursement for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy 

Documentation, Billing, and Reimbursement for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
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Documentation, Billing, and Reimbursement for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
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Kevin W. Finkel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190225537.003.0029
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date: 01 June 2020

New or established hospitalized patients who are seen for an initial consultation are billed under the CPT codes 99251–99255. In order to meet the requirements for proper documentation, there must be a written request for the consultation, and the results of the consultation must be made available to the requesting physician. This requirement is easily met with either a written or dictated note in the inpatient medical record. The level of service billed (level 5 being highest) is based on the complexity of the particular patient supported by the appropriate documentation. It is likely that most, if not all, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who require CRRT will be ill enough to justify a level 5 visit.

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