Coding for Trauma Resuscitation

Coding for Trauma Resuscitation

March 28, 2019

Question:
How do we bill for a trauma resuscitation?  Are there codes for hanging fluids and packed cells? Can we use the CPR code 92950?

Answer:
There is no specific code for a trauma resuscitation or for administering fluids or blood products. The CPR code is specifically for providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation; chest compression, airway support.  Trauma resuscitation is best reported with a critical care code. 

*This response is based on the best information available as of 3/28/19.

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