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99239 for date that the patient passed away?

  1. #1
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Default 99239 for date that the patient passed away?
    Medical Coding Books
    I'm curious as to whether I am supposed to report a 99239 discharge for a patient that passed away or do I just leave the admit 99223 AI then the 99232 for the previous day?

    Thank you,

  2. #2
    Sarasota FL
    Default 99239
    You can bill the 99239 if there is a documented(with time) report available, as you would do with any discharge. Deceased patients need to be discharged so it is entirely appropriate to bill the encounter.

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