AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 11 (November)

Evaluation and Management - Nursing Facility Services (November 2002)

November 2002 page 11a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Evaluation and Management - Nursing Facility Services, 99315, 99316 (Q&A) Question Can the nursing facility discharge services codes (99315-99316) be reported when a nursing facility patient expires, and the physician pronounces the patient dead? AMA Comment Yes. The physician must have face-to-face contact with the patient, examine the patient and prepare the necessary discharge records in order to appropriately report a nursing facility discharge services code. Evaluation and Management - Nursing Facility Services (November 2002). CPT® Assistant. 2002; November 2002 page 11a ...

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