I saw a 7-year-old patient in the hospital on Wednesday evening and provided the initial service. On Thursday, I saw her in the morning and again at about 8:00 pm. I spent 45 minutes with her in the morning and another 90 minutes that evening. I was called back to the hospital at midnight because the patient's condition had deteriorated and she was transferred to the adult intensive care unit. I was by the bedside from midnight until 3:00 am on Friday when the transport team arrived to transfer her to a children's hospital. She was not intubated and did not require any additional procedures, but her respiratory status was rapidly deteriorating. How should I report these services? Can I report intensive or critical care for any of this time?

Day 1 (Wednesday): Code 99221–99223 (initial hospital care) is reported. The level of service reported will be dependent on the...

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