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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

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Know How to Code Multiple Infusion Days in Observation

Question: When we see observation patients, we aren’t sure how to report infusions on multiple days. Our current process is to treat the entire observation stay as one encounter. For example, if we have a push on the first date and then an infusion on the second date, followed by three hours of hydration, we would charge as follows: Day one: [...]