tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 2

Hospital E/M: Follow 5 Tips for Solid Discharge Service Coding

Time isn’t the only key to correctly using 99238-99239. With only two codes to pick from when reporting discharge services, the process should be pretty easy, right? Not so fast. If you don’t focus on a few key points, you could be improperly using these codes. Take a look at these five pointers to help you hone your discharge coding skills, and ensure you properly represent the services your physicians provide. 1. Start with Time When your physician performs hospital discharge services, you have two codes to choose from: 99238 — Hospital discharge day management; 30 minutes...

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