• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We're introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

H&; Billed on Date of Date of Cath

Messages
4
Best answers
0
H&p Billed On Date Of Date Of Cath

It's My Understanding That An Admission To Observation Is Not Billable On The Date Of An Outpatient Heart Cath. It's Considered Part Of The Pre Procedure Service. Does Anyone Know Whether An H&p Is Billable If The Outpatient Cath Turns Into An Inpatient Stent Insertion? Would The Cardiologist Be Able To Bill The Inpatient H&p (already Documented Via The Admission To Observation) If He Is The Admitting Doctor Post Cath/stent On The Same Date? This Situation Is A Little "grey" For Me. Thanks.
 

aclements

Networker
Messages
89
Location
Covington, LA
Best answers
0
My understanding is that you cannot bill for the H&P; however, you can bill for the discharge on the same day. I hope this helps you.
 
Messages
4
Best answers
0
My understanding that if this procedure is planned in advance (like most of ours) that you can not bill for an e&m service because you billed an ov beforehand for the cath - this would apply to the interventions that are a cause of the cath.
 
Top