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Thread: Discharge, Critical Care & Prolonged Care

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default No Prolonged service

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    The prolonged service codes do NOT apply to discharge day management codes. DC management is either 30 minutes or less, or it is more than 30 minutes. Whether you spend 31 minutes or 3 hours and 30 minutes, it is still coded as 99316.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you for clarifying this for me.

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