Billing for Bedside Procedures
In the USA, in the year 2000, critical care medicine accounted for 14.4% of inpatient days and 0.56%, or $55.5 billion, of the gross domestic product.1 The act of billing for these services has become an art with all the rules and regulations that must be adhered to in order to get compensated for the work that one does. To have a clear understanding of the billing process, this chapter begins with an introduction into the US billing and reimbursement program and then progresses to the process of cognitive and procedural reimbursement.
KeywordsCritical Care Current Procedural Terminology Direct Patient Care Current Procedural Terminology Code Health Care Financing Administration
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