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Question: The physician admitted a patient to observation from the ED, but the patient signed herself out the next day against medical advice. A different physician dictated a discharge summary. Can we bill for this service? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: In this case, code 99217 (Observation care discharge day management [This code is to be utilized to report all services provided to a [...]