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Topic Originator: JP
Post Date March 16, 2011 @ 9:22 PM
Hosp ER to Inpt status


JP
March 16, 2011 @ 9:22 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

So I am aware of some things when it comes to ER/Outpt etc... However, I am reading this OP Rpt and it states that the Dr seeing the pt in the ED notified the pt's PCP, the PCP states he will admit the pt into hosp. So would I just use of the ED codes for the Dr/Pt I am working on? OR, would I code the admit code BUT the ER Dr did not admit the pt. (I may have answered the question myself, but I need to think aloud sometimes, so hopefully someone could kindly assist me :] )

Thanks

steve verno cmbs, cmscs, cemcs, cpm-mcs
March 16, 2011 @ 9:56 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Go to the hospital inpatient e/m code guidelines.  That will give you your answer.



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