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    Watertown, NY

    Default 59409??/delivery only

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    The patient transfers from another hospital (military) and we do the deliver only. all antepartum & postpartum is being done by the other hospital/doctors
    Can i charge the initial intake 99221 and the discharge (also visits on days other than delivery date).
    in this case the pt came in the day before delivery and was discharged 2 days after delivery.
    but for future reference does that matter since we are just doing the delivery
    example of....
    4/20 99221
    4/21 59409
    4/22 99232
    4/23 99323
    4/24 99238
    thanks for the help, all my references are not this specific so i want to make sure before i send the claim out.
    any links to support the info is appreciated too.
    Christine G.

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    Apr 2007


    Hello Christine, I was taught only to bill for the initial admission up to the delivery date. The delivery and postpartum hospital is part of the bundled package from what i understand, but I only code Medicaid patients. Barb

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    I am in the process of billing a delivery only situation as well. Patient comes in for 4 days prior to delivery. We do Delivery only and patient continues to stay for 3 days after delivery. Would it be 59430 for days after delivery or would it be the E&M codes for the additional days?

    I would appreciate any assitance.

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