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Posted By group on 03-07-2007, 16:03:00 in Internal Medicine
Good Morning to everyone!!
I have a few questions about observation and their codes...
1. Does observation stop after 23 hours? Our billing service seems to think that it does, however I have to bill however the hospital billed. If the patient is in for 3 days and the hospital bills it as observation, then so do I...I can't just make them inpatient because it's over 23 hours.
2. If our doctor does a consult on the first day and a subsequent visit the second day, what codes should I be using for that subsequent day?
I have been billing these for years and now all of sudden my billing service seems to think I'm doing it wrong. I would love any input you guys could offer me!!
They are making me think I'm losing my mind!!
Thanks in advance!!
Chesterfield, MO 63017