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Oct 6th, 2015 - EDIAZ1003

Discharge code 99239

Can this code be used with place of service 22?

Oct 6th, 2015 - lmckenna 19 

re: DISCHARGE CODE 99239

No. Read the description of that code. It is for inpatient use and, is a time related code. Before you assign it to an inpatient discharge, make sure the provider documented their time spent.

You would use 99217 for d/c from observation status. Or if less than 24 hrs or diff calendar date etc etc. Read your code descriptors for successful code assignment



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