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    Question 99239 & 99291

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    when a patient was critical care with 45 mins then passed away the discharge summary is now documented with 35 minutes in addition to the cc time; can this be coded as both 99291 & 99239 or only 99239?

    thank you for your help.

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    Apr 2007
    Greater Orlando

    Default Stick with the critical care

    I would bill the critical care code only. It pays better and you will not be allowed both if it is a Medicare claim. Good luck!
    Anita Johnson, CPC, CEMC

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