Pamela Posted Wed 13th of December, 2017 08:25:52 AM
Can an ARNP or PA employed by a surgical group discharge a patient from the hospital after surgery or does the physician have to see that patient to discharge? This would be a 99024 billing service because it falls in the global period.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of December, 2017 00:40:32 AM
As per coding guidelines, CPT code 99024 can only be billed by physicians. ARNP or PA cannot charge for discharge services. Physician supervision is always necessary for discharging patient.
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