You Be the Coder:
Be Sure to Hit 8 With Observation Coding
Published on Fri Feb 14, 2014
Question: My physician saw a patient in observation status but discharged the patient before hitting the eight hour threshold. In the past, we have coded encounters like this with 99217, 99234, or 99235 but the claims were denied. How should we be coding?
Answer: When your physician sees a patient in observation status [...]
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