That will be a "NO".
That procedure code is 'linked' to the date of discharge.
Once you dictate that discharge summary, that is it. Nothing else.
You charge a discharge the day of not the day before discharge, you can't do that.
Your partner doesn't get paid for writing orders.
Look at the description of the procedure code. There must be certain components Chief Complaint, History of Present Illness, PFSH, Assessment and Plan.
Writing orders don't give any of these components. You have already done the work..
If that is a discharge procedure code then why would your partner be following up with your decision to discharge? Why don't you just go ahead and discharge her?
If your partner sees this patient again the next day using a susbsequent procedure code. Your claim will probably get denied.
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