ER Coding of DOA

kkfremane

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How would you code for an ER Physician announcing patient DOA? They physician did a complete exam. Would this be billable by the ER physician and if so would you use an ER or discharge code?
 

mitchellde

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If the cause of death is unknown look inder the 798.x category. since the patient was never admitted it would just be an ER level.
 
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