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Short Stay Admits/IP Admits

  1. Unhappy Short Stay Admits/IP Admits
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    Was wondering if anyone can tell me, now that Medicare has changed the length of stay allowed in a SSU, what happens when a patient is admitted to SSU day 1 (billed as 99220), followup day 2 (op follow up codes), then the patient is admitted IP on day 3, can we bill the following:

    99232, etc until discharge


    If 1 physician admits to SSU, then 2 days later another Physician in the same practice admits the pt IP , Doing a full H & P of their own, and not relying on the SSU H & P , can we bill for both the SSU admit and o/p f/u, and then bill for the IP Admit?

    Last edited by welshgypsy; 01-22-2009 at 03:23 PM. Reason: need help

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