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observation care in hospital

  1. #1
    Default observation care in hospital
    Medical Coding Books
    Can anyone help me figure out how to code subsequent observation day. For instance, pt comes into hospital and admitted to observation on 1/1/09, next day pt still in observation (what code do I use) and on 1/3/09 pt is discharged from observation to home.

    I would code 99220 on 1/1/09, on 1/2/09 (xxxxx?), on 1/3/09 99217.

    Please let me know. Thank you.

  2. #2
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    Default Observation
    I would use 992xx. It is my understanding that this is considered appropriate.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  3. #3
    Greeley, Colorado
    Use 99212-99215.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Established Patient Office Visit
    Use the established patient office visit: 99211-99215 (as per documentation)

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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