Coding Subsequent Obvervation Care for Non-Admitting Physician

lgibn000

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Good afternoon,
Per the CMS guidelines Chapter 12 30.6.8 only the admitting physician can bill initial observation care services as well as subsequent observation care services. Which set of codes should be applied to visits billed by physicians other than the admitting in the observation OP setting? Furthermore, on an observation discharge date, could an OP visit be billed for any other specialty and/or physician that visits on that DOS where the patient was discharged from observation care?
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TLanay5

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I believe outpt codes can be billed if the physician is not the ordering...new/established rules apply. If consultation/refer to outpatient consult codes.

99201-99205
99212-99215
 
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