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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:
Observation Care Will Require Notice to Patients

Plus: Hospital comes down on 14 staffers after HIPAA violation. Observation care can be confusing from a billing standpoint, but it is even more puzzling for patients who think they were “admitted to the hospital” as inpatients, when in actuality they were simply in the observation unit. That confusion will soon end, however, thanks to a new bill that President [...]