Q&A: Examples of Bedside Procedures
Q: How are bedside procedures defined and what is an example of these procedures?
A: A bedside procedure is a procedure that is performed at the patient’s bedside. It really is that simple.
Some of the most common examples of bedside procedures are:
- Lumbar puncture
- Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line insertion
- Insertion of a urinary catheter
- Incision and drainage procedures
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Central line insertion and declotting procedures
- Arthrocentesis and joint injections
- Biopsies (e.g., bone marrow biopsy)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Chest tube insertion
- Endotracheal intubation
- Blood transfusions
- Drug administration services
For more information, refer to the Billing for Ancillary Bedside Procedures Training Handbook.
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