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    This is the scenerio----Pt was admitted on Monday, seen by admitting doc on Tues, Wednes, discharged on Thursday by admitting doc, re-admitted on Thursday evening by the same doc, seen by same doc on Friday...

    ???How to code the discharge and re-admit on Thursday....


    Thanks for your help.....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

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    Was she discharged and the readmitted for the same dx? In our practice we would not bill for the discharge, just the admit - since they are done on the same day.

    I am curious what others would do in this situation...

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    We would bill for the admit also.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katkia222 View Post
    Was she discharged and the readmitted for the same dx? In our practice we would not bill for the discharge, just the admit - since they are done on the same day.

    I am curious what others would do in this situation...
    Yes the patient was discharged and readmitted for the same dx and by the same doc....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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    Thanks for the responses....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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    Depends on the documentation.

    The way my providers document this would most likely be a subsequent care day because the odds of them getting enough to support an admit are slim to none.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmryn78 View Post
    Depends on the documentation.

    The way my providers document this would most likely be a subsequent care day because the odds of them getting enough to support an admit are slim to none.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC
    Thanks Laura,
    With researching this question for 2 days; the way we charged was a subsequent care day because of the documentation.
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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