Out patient hospital coding assistance

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If a patient is seen by the provider as an op in bed, due to vomiting in pregnancy can we bill an e&m visit from the 99212-99214 level... She is getting treated with us for her ob. Im confused as it does not state inpatient or observation status.
 

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If a patient is seen by the provider as an op in bed, due to vomiting in pregnancy can we bill an e&m visit from the 99212-99214 level... She is getting treated with us for her ob. Im confused as it does not state inpatient or observation status.
If your patient is seen in the hospital by one of your physicians in an out patient status - either in observation status or in another out patient status (such as OB holding) you would use the 99212-99215 levels for an established patient. Only if the patient is admitted inpatient would your doctors then use the inpatient codes.
 
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