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Post Comfort Care
Author: dkielty
Date: Sep 1, 2009 7:39 am

When a physician writes an order for "Comfort Care", are we still allowed to bill Medicare for acute care services or is the time the patient remains in the hospital on "comfort care" considered non-billable? I was under the impression that Medicare does not acknowledge "comfort care" as a billable service.

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