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    Glendale, AZ

    Question Place of Service Code

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    Hi, the hospital is a major medical center. A portion of the hospital is a locked psych ward. Would the place of service be 21 Inpatient Hospital or 51 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility? I was thinking 51 would be if it was a stand alone psych facility.

    Donna E. Young, CPC

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    I think 21 would be correct. That is what I use and our psych unit is also part of a major hospital

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    Great, thanks. That is what I was thinking made most sense since it is a hospital and not a stand alone psych hospital like the state is.

    Donna E. Young, CPC

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