Observation vs. Outpatient

karey

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Would going to the hospital for chemo due to drug sensitivity vs having it in the office/out patient facility be considered observation?

I would think that if the patient is being sent to the hospital for treatment due to drug sensitivity this would be considered observation as the patient is being observed for possible reaction to the drug.

If it is considered an outpatient hospital visit then would I use E/M codes 99211-99215?

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