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Annie Posted 1 Year(s) ago
If a patient is admitted by the ER physician on 9/9 and a hospitalist see the patient on 9/10 at 4:43am and another hospitalist see the patient and discharge the patient on 9/10 4:50pm. Can you use code 99235 for the hospitalist?
SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

Yes, the hospitalist can bill for 99235 (Observation or inpatient hospital care, for the evaluation and management of a patient including admission and discharge on the same date).

As the Hospitalist saw and examined the patient and the ER physician did not, only the Hospitalist should bill 99235.

Posted by Annie, 1 Year(s). There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

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