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Observation status coding

  1. #1
    Default Observation status coding
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    I have a pt in observation status for three days.
    I billed 99220 for the first day 99232 for the second day and 99217 for the third day. Medicare is denying the 99232 for the second day.All with out pt location. Am i billing correctly? Please help me..............
    Last edited by kburch2369; 10-01-2009 at 11:35 AM.
    Kelly Burch,CPC

  2. #2
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    I use the 99212, 99213 for multiple days in observation. I do not have the link to that, though, sorry.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  3. #3
    Evansville Indiana
    Default observation
    99232 is for a subsequent inpatient day. You would need to code a 99212-99215 for the second day because this is outpatient.

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