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history and physical and discharge summary

Maqbool Posted Mon 27th of January, 2014 21:00:01 PM

what are the codes for for hospital admission history and physical and discharge summary

SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of January, 2014 20:07:53 PM

For inpatient services, review codes 99221-99223 for the initial hospital care service. However, read the code definitions carefully to be sure documentation supports the required level of history, exam, and medical decision making. For discharge, review codes 99238-99239. These discharge codes cover the discharge day.

If the admission and discharge were on the same date, you should instead look at 99234-99236.

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