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Annie Posted Tue 21st of June, 2016 17:09:09 PM
If a patient left AMA and the physician do a discharge summary the following day can you code the discharge on that day?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of June, 2016 01:56:54 AM
Hi, CMS has indicated that the physician may bill the discharge diagnosis codes 99238 and 99239 on the day that the discharge work is performed, even if that day is different from the actual day of discharge. You may refer to the following link for more details: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/downloads/R1460CP.pdf Hope this helps! Thanks.

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