Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ambulance service CPT code A0429, A0427,

HCPCS A0429 – Ambulance service, BLS, emergency transport, all inclusive

Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency – When medically necessary, the provision of BLS services, as specified above, in the context of an emergency response. An emergency response is one that, at the time the ambulance supplier is called, it responds immediately. An immediate response is one in which the ambulance supplier begins as quickly as possible to take the steps necessary to respond to the call.


 HCPCS A0427 – Ambulance service, ALS1, emergency transport, specialized ALS services, all inclusive

Advanced Life Support, Level 1 (ALS1) – Emergency – When medically necessary, the provision of ALS1 services, as specified above, in the context of an emergency response. An emergency response is one that, at the time the ambulance supplier is called, it responds immediately. An immediate response is one in which the ambulance supplier begins as quickly as possible to take the steps necessary to respond to the call.

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