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Question: I have trouble figuring out how to charge for a patient that was in observation, then admitted to the hospital, and then discharged. How would I report: observation on 6/20/13, admitted 6/21/13, and discharged 6/22/13? Also, how do I list place of service — in-patient or observation?
North Dakota Subscriber Answer: If an observation patient is admitted [...]