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Discharge Disposition Use of Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission

  • 1.  Discharge Disposition Use of Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission

    Posted 15 days ago
    RE:  Discharge Disposition Usage of UB Codes for Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission

    I was asked to query regarding the use of the NUBC Readmission Patient Discharge Status Codes for a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission.

    Query:  Since these UB codes are not being used/related by CMS for the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, is anyone using these codes internally to identify planned readmission for "Outpatient Procedures"?  If not, how are you identifying a planned outpatient procedure?

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    Kimberly A. Morosky,
    RHIA, CCS, ICD-10-CM/PCS AHIMA Approved Trainer
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