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Billing for critical care services (99291/99292) during labor is appropriate only if certain criteria are met. These criteria include:<o:p></o:p>
The services provided in the management of most common obstetrical emergencies on the labor floor are not usually critical care services per se, even when they lead to the decision for emergency operative delivery. There are several procedural services that are included as part of critical care services. For a complete list and additional information on the reporting of critical care services, see the instructions in the CPT code book immediately preceding CPT codes 99291 and 99292. For extended E&M services not meeting the critical care services criteria, prolonged services codes may be used if the respective requirements are met.