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    Default Hospital Discharge over phone

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    How do I charge for a discharge when it is done over the phone.

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    You don't. This would be just a telephone order.

    Was there any other work done that same day when the doc was actually at the hospital? if so, and he just gave the final "ok"...maybe he was just waiting on one last lab or something...then maybe you can bill a d/c code.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
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