Health Information Management

Pay-Per-View: Effectively and accurately report trauma activation with critical care in the ED

APCs Insider, July 30, 2010

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When a patient arrives at a facility after suffering a traumatic injury, his or her survival often depends on the facility and its staff expending massive resources to accurately evaluate and manage the injuries. For the facility, proper reimbursement depends on appropriately reporting this encounter.

CMS pays for hospital critical care services at two levels, depending on whether trauma activation occurs. Hospitals receive one payment rate for critical care without trauma activation, and they receive an additional payment when critical care is associated with trauma activation and billed accordingly.

Continue reading “Effectively and accurately report trauma activation with critical care in the ED” on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the August issue.



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