Hospital discharge day management, straightforward complexity

Evaluation and Management (E/M) services in hospital settings encompass diverse scenarios. CPT code 99238 is indicative of a hospital discharge day management service. This code is employed when healthcare providers engage in the management of patients on the day of discharge from the hospital.

Details

CPT code:

99238

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Hospital Inpatient or Observation Discharge Services

Type:

Discharge day management

In the landscape of Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, 99238 is a code that signifies the management of patients on the day of discharge from the hospital. The code reflects the efforts of healthcare providers in overseeing the discharge process and ensuring the continuity of care for patients transitioning from the hospital setting. Its utilization ensures accurate documentation of efforts in managing patients on the day of their discharge.

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

Category I

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

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less.

Documentation

Hospital discharge day management; comprehensive final examination and MDM for a stable patient.

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