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    Apr 2007
    Central Mississippi

    Question Initial observ visit and follow up obs

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    My doc admitted the pt to observaton and wants to code as 99220. He followed up the next day and discharges her. Is there a code for the follow-up visit that led to him discharging her? Plus, he spent one and one-half hour with her at the follow-up visit. I am thinking 99215, but not sure. What do you think?
    Nancy Eatmon, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire


    I would use the 99217 as this is the D/C from observation code.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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