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Pediatric Coding Alert

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How Can We Bill Extended Time?

Question: One of our asthmatic patients was in the hospital for over a week with pneumonia and after discharge, she came to our office. What is the best way to code for an extended office visit following an acute hospital stay? The physician spent a great deal of office time with the patient and her family, reviewing the hospital notes [...]