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  1. Annie Posted 5 month(s) agoRelated Topics

    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?

  2. SuperCoder Posted 5 month(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.

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  • Posted by 70772 Annie, 5 month(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.