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EM Coding Alert

Hospital Coding:

Note These Rules to Make Proper Observation Code Choice

Experts: Check with third-party payers on longer one-day stays. When your physician performs an observation service, you have to be at the ready with knowledge of several code sets. Why? You’ll choose your observation code based not just on the three components of the E/M service; code choice will also hinge on the patient’s length of stay in the observation [...]