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    Can you charge a hosptial discharge on the same date the patient died in the hospital?

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    E. Hospital Discharge Management and Death Pronouncement
    Only the physician who personally performs the pronouncement of death shall bill for the face-to-face Hospital Discharge Day Management Service, CPT code 99238 or 99239. The date of the pronouncement shall reflect the calendar date of service on the day it was performed even if the paperwork is delayed to a subsequent date.

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