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Newborn discharge denial

Patricia Posted Fri 28th of October, 2011 01:01:19 AM

Hi All,

We received a denial for hospital discharge post op denial? The procedure was a digit removal the day before the discharge. Would you add the 55 modifier to the 99338?

Thanks, Patricia

SuperCoder Answered Fri 28th of October, 2011 07:00:17 AM

There is no such code 99338..could you please provide more detail to assist you in better manner.

Patricia Posted Tue 08th of November, 2011 14:05:40 PM

My mistake it is a 99238 discharge denial as post op to the digit removal.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of November, 2011 14:42:21 PM

Related E/M services provided within the Global surgical duration is included in the global package, so denied. This is a prominent denial issue and is generally considered inclusive component in the Global surgical duration.

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