tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 10

Inpatient Coding: Determine When and What to Charge with a DOA

Don’t miss out on reimbursement by not reporting 99238. Whether or not you are able to bill for your physician’s time spent on death pronouncement, depends on when the patient dies and your provider’s notes after face-to-face hospital discharge day management service(s) are performed.  These services can be a substantial amount of work. Continue reading to learn how you can code to ensure your provider gets paid for that work. Coding for DOA Isn’t Cut and Dry For providers that work in emergency room settings or other locations where a patient might be dead...

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