AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 3

UB-92 patient status codes

A special subcommittee of the National Uniform Billing Committee has been reviewing the usage and wording of the UB-92 Patient Status Codes (Form Locator 22). The intent of the ongoing work group is to improve on the use and understanding of these codes. The subcommittee has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which has been posted to the NUBC Web site at http://www.nubc.org/public/whatsnew/Patient Discharge Status Codes.pdf The FAQ was assembled from many questions the NUBC received from coders and others. It provides guidance on selecting appropriate codes in certain situations and clarifies the status of...

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