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    Default Swingbed - Our Internal Medicice Physicians

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    Our Internal Medicice Physicians make rounds at the hospital. The hospital is now using swing beds. I have been told by Medicare that when our docs visit patients we should code as IP visit... Does anyone have any other info on this? One of our docs disagrees.

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    Smile Swing bed

    Please see this website:


    Swing bed visits are billed as "SNF" visits. Skilled Nursing Facility.

    Hope this helps

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    Question Swingbed visits

    I have always billed as SNF visits as directed by rep at Medicare 10 years ago. Now I too am having trouble with this issue. I am billing as SNF and visits are being denied for place of service. I have billed as both in patient and outpatient. I have yet to get clear guidance on just how this should be done. Desperate for help!!

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    North Carolina


    Take a gander at section 100 and see if this helps...

    110.1 - Correct Place of Service (POS) Code for SNF Claims
    (Rev. 76, 02-06-04)
    Place of Service (POS) code 31 should be used with services for patients in a Part A covered stay and POS code 32 should be used with services for beneficiaries in a noncovered stay. Carriers should adjust their prepayment procedure edits as appropriate.


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