Code 99236

ngenschaw

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I need a little assistance please. My Physician sees patient's at a hospital. The patient's admit date for Observation on my demographic sheet is 1 day prior to my physician seeing them and he wants to do an admit and discharge on the next day when he sees them. Is this code the correct code to use? My confusion lies with the admit date on the demographic sheet and when my physician actually did the admit and discharge.

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CodingKing

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It must be same calendar day of admit and discharge for use of the same day code. If you provider was not the one that admitted the patient, i don't see how they could bill for the admit portion.
 
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