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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: Yesica on October 29, 2009, 04:58:35 PM

Title: Discharge and Admit same day
Post by: Yesica on October 29, 2009, 04:58:35 PM
Hello,

I need help. A patient was discharge and then he was admitted back in on the same day. Can I use CPT code (99234-99236). Any feedback will be appreciated.
Title: Re: Discharge and Admit same day
Post by: Michele on October 29, 2009, 06:48:55 PM
I would bill the discharge code, and the admission code, anticipating that it will be denied.  But then I would appeal it with an explanation.

Michele
Title: Re: Discharge and Admit same day
Post by: Priyan on December 03, 2009, 08:13:56 AM
Yes, Discharge code will be paid and Admit will be denied as "two 99 codes on the same DOS will not be paid"

In this Case, Look for the admitting Dr. IF admitting Dr is different bill the charges with MOD 25.

If both the Dr's are same, Need to appeal with the Justification letter

Priyan.D