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CPT fro H&P and DC summary

Maqbool Posted Fri 03rd of June, 2011 21:20:02 PM

What is a CPT for H&P and DC summary?
should we bill separately dc summary and fup visit of the same day or only one.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 06th of June, 2011 14:53:52 PM

1.Office Visit Codes (E/M) can be used for H&P, but the ICDs would be used from V70.x category.
2. DC summary can be coded from two different categories:-
a. If Discharge day is different from the day of Admission, then 99238-99239
b. If Admission and Discharge on same DOS, then 99234-99236
c. If Discharge from Observation Status if the discharge is on other than the initial date of "observation status.":99217
3. We should club the both(dc summary and f/u visit of the same day) as DC summary as only one E/M.

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