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    My question is this. A physician has admitted a patient to Hospital A at an earlier date and then decides to transfer the patient to Hospital B. On the day of the transfer the physician does a discharge from Hospital A (99238-9) and a new admission to Hospital B (99221-3). Both hospitals are acute care facilities.

    For the day of the transfer which code(s) can/should be assigned?

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    Subsequent care is the only thing I would feel comfortable with. He didn't really discharge or readmit, he just sent them to another facility for continued care.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you for that answer, Laura. I was starting to lean in that direction.

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