Billing Discharge 99238

michiboo

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I noticed a EP physician schedules patient to have a dual chamber ICD as an outpatient, but then he is dropping a charge for 99238 for next day. I emailed him and said "This was an outpatient procedure which they stay overnight for " ..

Isn't discharge 99238 included in global of procedure of 33249? There is no inpatient order, anyone help :/
 

carolhodge

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99238 would be included global to the 33249. I would bill it as a 99024 which is a post-operative visit used only for tracking purposes. If it was scheduled as outpatient and there is no inpatient order, it would be outpatient. Hope this helps.
 

michiboo

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99238 would be included global to the 33249. I would bill it as a 99024 which is a post-operative visit used only for tracking purposes. If it was scheduled as outpatient and there is no inpatient order, it would be outpatient. Hope this helps.
Definitely helps! thank you
 
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