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    Default ER Coding of DOA

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    How would you code for an ER Physician announcing patient DOA? They physician did a complete exam. Would this be billable by the ER physician and if so would you use an ER or discharge code?

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    Columbia, MO


    If the cause of death is unknown look inder the 798.x category. since the patient was never admitted it would just be an ER level.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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