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Feb 14th, 2018 - m.payson

SNF discharges

Good Morning,

Can you please tell me if there is a rule that a discharge can only be done within 24 hours of the patient actually going home? If the patient is seen for discharge on a Thursday but doesn't leave the facility until Sunday can we bill the discharge code on Thursday as long as the provider does not see the patient again before discharge

Thank You
Melissa

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Feb 28th, 2018 - ChrisW   95  1 

re: SNF discharges

If you are asking about discharge for day management service, I found the following in an article by CMS:
Codes 99315-99316 (Discharge Day Management Service) shall be used to report the physician or NPP’s face-to-face visit with the patient to meet the SNF/NF
discharge day management service requirement. You shall report the visit as the actual date of the visit even if the patient is discharged from the facility on a
different calendar date. This information can be found on MLN Matters Number: MM4246

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