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Pain Management Coding Alert

E/M Coding:
Use this Advice for 'Middle-Day' Observation Coding

Rely on 99224-99226 if observation stretches to second full day without admit. On occasion, a physician might keep a patient in observation for more than two full calendar days. When this occurs, you'll code the "middle" day with subsequent observation codes. According to Medicare, the decision whether to discharge a patient from the hospital or admit the patient as an [...]


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