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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Pinpoint Who Can Report Initial Hospital Care

Question: Our gastroenterologist saw a patient in the hospital for a surgical evaluation but chose to admit the patient for acute gastroenteritis and dehydration requiring IV hydration. The next day, the patient was stable but refusing oral intake. The gastroenterologist conducted a brief interval history of present illness and a limited exam of the GI system. He revised a minimal amount [...]