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Question: The physician in an independent pediatric office has a patient with irregular pulse oximetry readings/hypoxia who came in for a follow-up visit. The patient has been previously hospitalized and discharged for pneumonia a few days earlier. The physician put the patient in "observation" status for four hours and checked her pulse ox multiple times throughout the visit. I considered reporting [...]