Practice Velocity’s coders often assist clients with urgent care coding inquiries. If you need help, we have provided a collection of coding answers for educational purposes.
- Services Provided in an Urgent Care Center (S9088): Allows urgent care centers to code and get reimbursement for the extra expenses involved in providing urgent care services.
- Global Fee for Services Provided in an Urgent Care Center (S9083): Allows the urgent care center to receive reimbursement at one flat rate for all visits coded with it. Find out how and when to use this code.
- Urgent Care Center as Type B Emergency Department: Evaluation and management (E/M) codes and EMTALA guidelines must be used for Type B emergency departments.
- Coding Cerumen Impaction (69210): Allows urgent care centers to code for ear wax impaction.
- Wart Destruction (17110): Allows urgent care facilities to code for wart destruction.
- Facility Codes in Urgent Care: Allows urgent care centers to use facility codes for hospital-based, free-standing, and joint venture clinics.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires this all health care providers have this unique 10-digit identification number.
- E/M Code Plus Procedure Code: Avoid denial of E/M codes with procedures by including modifiers, avoiding bundling issues, and including all supporting documentation.
- Level 1 E/M Code (99211): Allows urgent care clinics to code and document visits of established patients not seen by a physician.
- Services Rendered During Extended Hours (99051): Allows urgent care clinics to obtain additional revenue for serving patients on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Services Provided Between 10 pm and 8 am (99053): Allows 24-hour urgent care facilities to obtain reimbursement for late-night services.
- E/M Code + IV Injection Procedure Code: Situations in which to bill or not bill an E/M code in addition to the procedure code when performing an intravenous injection.
Note: This information is for coding educational purposes only and should not be used as a clinical guide or as a guide for any specific coding scenario. The user of this information specifically releases Practice Velocity, LLC from any liability or potential liability that might arise as a direct or indirect consequence from reading the information contained on this website.
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