I think you are taking the direction 1 step too far.
If your provider admits from the ER then they would use the admit codes.
If your provider is called to the ER sees the patient and someone else admits that does not affect your providers coding, they would still use the appropriate outpatient code, in this case the ER codes.
If your provider is called to the ER after someone else has admitted the patient (they just haven't physically moved them yet) your provider would use the initial inpatient codes since they are inpatient at this time even if they aren't on the floor.
Hope this helps,
Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
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