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Follow-up and discharge.

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    I have a patient who was admitted 5/24/09, physician billed a level 2 follow-up for DOS: 5/27/09. The patient was also discharged by the same physician to a inpatient Hospice on 5/27/09.

    I have the subsequent which was done at 11:15am and the discharge was done at 2:00pm. What is the correct E/M code I should be using 99232 or 99238? I'm thinking more towards the discharge -- anyone?
    Last edited by Gemini18; 12-28-2009 at 03:06 PM.

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    I would go with the discharge code (99238)...I have recently run into the very same scenario...frustrating...but then, this coding

    Joyce

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntJoyce View Post
    I would go with the discharge code (99238)...I have recently run into the very same scenario...frustrating...but then, this coding

    Joyce
    Thanks Joyce.

    Yes, it is frustrating.

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