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Annie Posted Thu 28th of September, 2017 16:40:55 PM
If a hospitalist see a patient during the day and code 99232 and the patient died that night can another hospitalist do a discharge on the same date. He also pronounce the patient death. Can they both bill?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 29th of September, 2017 03:44:23 AM

Hi,

 

You cannot bill code 99232 with discharge service code 99238 or 99239 on the same DOS for the same patient. Death pronouncement can be reported with discharge codes 99238 or 99239.

 

Thanks.

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