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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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RACs Are Watching Discharge Codes

Question: Our physician was one of the doctors who saw a patient in observation care in the hospital, and then he saw her on the day she was discharged. We reported 99217 for our doctor’s work providing the observation discharge and Medicare denied it. How can we appeal? Subscriber Answer: Before you appeal, first ensure that you meet the requirements to [...]