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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know the Frequency for Initial Hospital Care

Question: Can you use inpatient initial care codes 99221-99223 more than once in the same day if a different physician sees the patient? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: You can report a code from the 99221-99223 range (Initial hospital care, per day, for the evaluation and management of a patient, which requires these 3 key components …) range only once per [...]