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Letter to the Editor

Time of Death and Reimbursement

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000581544.45405.fa
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Editor:

I agree with the reasoning and thoughts of Kimberly Chernoby, MD, JD, in her editorial, “Change the Way Death is Called,” but I wonder if EMS, the hospital, and the ED billing company will agree with this. (EMN. 2019;41[7]:4; http://bit.ly/2FL6GxP.) The patient's insurance ends with his death. Will this new approach to time of death affect reimbursement?

Dan Caliendo, MD

Andover, KS

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