I work with an ENT doctor. Recently the anesthesiologists that she is working with are requiring that pts with sleep apnea stay overnight in observation after MINOR surgery. She must come back in the morning to discharge. My question: Will Medicare pay for a discharge code after minor surgery if there are no complications? I have looked through many manuals and I'm unable to find anything on this subject. Can anyone out there help? I don't think they will no medical necessity for pt to be there.