Hospital discharge day management, low complexity

Hospital discharge day management is a critical aspect of patient care. CPT code 99239 is utilized when healthcare providers engage in the comprehensive management of patients on the day of discharge from the hospital. This code is applied when the complexity of the discharge process demands a high level of evaluation and management.

Details

CPT code:

99239

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Hospital Inpatient or Observation Discharge Services

Type:

Discharge day management

99239 holds significance in Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, denoting the comprehensive management of patients on the day of discharge from the hospital. The code is utilized when healthcare providers engage in the intricate process of overseeing the discharge of patients with health concerns that demand a high level of evaluation and management. Its use ensures accurate documentation of efforts in managing patients on the day of their discharge with a heightened level of complexity.

Under what category does Hospital discharge day management, low complexity fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Hospital discharge day management, low complexity?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Hospital discharge day management, more than 30 minutes.

Documentation

Hospital discharge day management; comprehensive final examination and MDM for an unstable patient.

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