Discharge 99238

michiboo

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A bit confused and would like any resources or help understand. I have a provider who is billing a discharge code of 99238 after his outpatient procedures, I thought 99238 would be included, maybe I'm confusing myself :/, if 99238 even considered appropriate

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10/17/2019: 826am
93656
93657

10/18/2019: 5:22 pm
99238

Help please!
 

kjbeams

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Hi! CPT code 99238 is for discharge from an Inpatient Hospital admission...so if your patient was there for an Outpatient procedure they wouldn't need to be formally "discharged".
Hope that helps!
 
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