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day pass for pt to leave hosp...SOS!!!!!!

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    Default day pass for pt to leave hosp...SOS!!!!!!
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    I have a dilemma here...here is the scenario....
    OB
    adm'd 11/02/2007
    dxs 642.51, 644.21, 670.02, 615.0, 659.71, 648.21, 282.2, V27.0, V22.0
    MD auth pt to leave for 6 hrs due to Thanksgiving 11/22 1141....
    pt comes back to hosp 11/23 0015...
    normal medical care for pt's condition
    dsch 11/28/2007

    DOES THE 'day pass' AFFECT THIS HOSPITAL STAY?
    p.s. I didn't code the icd-9s in this case

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    The answer is no as the patient is not officially discharged.

    -Maryann Palmeter

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    thanx a bunch

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