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    Question Re-admit
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    I believe this was asked already, so forgive me for asking again -

    We have a patient who was discharged yesterday 6/17/09 by Dr. X, pt went home, had an argument with his roommate who did not want patient to stay with him any longer. Patient had no place to go, so he came back to the hospital 2 hours after discharge. Dr. Y re-admitted him.

    Is this possible? There are no new symptoms and patient was already discharged.

    Can this be billed?

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    I would say that not only can you not bill the re-admit, but the discharge is going to have to be changed to a subsequent with discharge being billed on the new discharge date.

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