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Evaluation and Management (E/M)
What is the definition of Critical Care Services (99291 and 99292)?Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) defines critical care services as physician’s direct delivery of medical care for a critically ill or critically injured patient. It involves decision making of high complexity to assess, manipulate, and support vital organ system failure and/or to prevent further life threatening deterioration of the patient's condition.
A critical illness or injury acutely impairs one or more vital organ systems such that there is a high probability of imminent or life threatening deterioration in the patient’s condition.