During an audit meeting, I was told by one of my docs that the 1997 guidelines provides an "out" as far as what has to be documented if a patient presents to the office (family practice or urgent care) and is sent straight to the hospital for admission. He said he was told that would be an automatic Level 5 service and did not have to meet the usual documentation requirements. I have never seen nor heard of this, but I told him I would research it. So far, I cannot find anything to support his statement. Does anyone have any information on this?