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Thread: Urgent care facilities

  1. #11
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    Apr 2007


    AAPC: Back to School
    Absolutely, you read my mind. Because you are contracted as an urgent care facility for those payers, you cannot bill hospital observation codes so you are forced to use the prolonged service codes.

    Why do they not consider you an emergency room facility? Are you open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and located in a hospital??? If not, then it is unfortunate that you cannot bill those codes.. good luck, hope that helps, even though you answered your own question...lol Happy Holidays
    Kristen Richard, CPC

  2. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Richardson, TX


    Thanks Kristen! I am still pretty new at this, and am sometimes unsure of myself! I am really finding these forums to be useful!

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