Results 1 to 4 of 4

another direct admit question

  1. #1
    Question another direct admit question
    Medical Coding Books
    If a surgeon sees a new patient in his office, then he sends the pt to the hospital where later that day he performs excision of infected abscess, can I bill the OV? Or do I just bill the surgery procedure?
    Just not sure how to bill this.

  2. #2
    Chennai Local Chapter
    Yes we can bill both the service without modifier. If may be admitted on same provider on that day we can't bill office visit .

    Parthasarathi P CPC

  3. #3
    you would have to submit two separate claims because your POS is different. If the Dr saw pt in his office then sent him to the ER and pt was seen in ER or OBS or inpt then you'd combine the documentation and only bill one E/M code for that day.
    Teresa Kelley, CPC
    Detroit, MI AAPC Chapter member

  4. #4
    thank you

Similar Threads

  1. Direct Admit
    By NESmith in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-26-2013, 12:03 PM
  2. Direct admit from office during post op
    By maryanneheath in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-08-2012, 11:23 AM
  3. OV - Admit question
    By resak in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 12:53 PM
  4. Direct admit from office
    By dms979 in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 03:13 PM
  5. Direct Admit
    By Gemini18 in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 11:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.