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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    cherry hill nj

    Default observation care in hospital

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    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    Use 99212-99215.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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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