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    can someone tell me where to locate the guidelines (what is required) for a discharge summary? discharge summary does not require exam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdsmitchell View Post
    can someone tell me where to locate the guidelines (what is required) for a discharge summary? discharge summary does not require exam?
    Check the cpt book for the guidelines but as far as I remember with a d/c you need to document the time spent which decides the level 99238 or 99239.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
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