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Letter to the Editor

No Reimbursement for Dead Patients

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000581556.68276.46
Letter to the Editor

Editor:

One issue with changing the time of death, admittedly pecuniary but an issue nonetheless, is that third parties will not reimburse for services to a patient who is dead. (“Change the Way Time of Death is Called,” EMN. 2019;41[7]:4; http://bit.ly/2FL6GxP.)

I'm not speaking here about our proportionally small evaluation and management fees but the hospital Level I trauma fee, which may exceed $30,000.

Stephen Grant, MD

Lexington, SC

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