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    I am auditing a record now, where the physician just wrote "greater than 30 minutes". There is no actual time listed. It is a discharge, coded 99239. Should I downcode it to 99238?

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    Athens, Ga.


    I would submit the claim as is. Ideally, the physician should have documented the time more exactly, but it is still a 99239.

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    thank you

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