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Prolong code with 99239 ??

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    Default Prolong code with 99239 ??
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    Can you add a prolong code with the discharge code 99239 if you doctor spends over two hours on a discharge?

    Thanks for your help, Randi

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

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    I would say no, the CPT description says "more than 30 minutes". It doesn't indicate anything other than that so my thought is that anything over that is inclusive.

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    Milwaukee WI
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    Anna is correct in her reasoning. Any amount of time, as long as it is over 30 minutes is coded with 99239.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I didn't think we could but I wanted back up. Thanks for your help


    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

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