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BILLING 99496 AT OFFICE

William Ivan Posted Wed 21st of May, 2014 19:28:03 PM

I HAVE ADDED THE REQUIRED MODIFIER 'P' BUT AM I ALSO REQUIRED TO ENTER THE ADMIT AND DISCHARGE DATE FOR THE PATIENTS HOSPITAL STAY?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 22nd of May, 2014 16:43:59 PM

From the Medicare FAQ regarding transitional care. http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeeSched/Downloads/FAQ-TCMS.pdf

What date of service should be used on the claim?

The 30-day period for the TCM service begins on the day of discharge and continues for
the next 29 days. The reported date of service should be the 30th day.

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