Christie, you actually make a lot of sense and I totally understand where Anita is coming from as well. I guess I should've explained my situation a little better. I tend to just type what I think sounds right to me which is not always a proper description of what I mean
We are a small CAH so some rules apply here that wouldn't be the norm for most places. I am considering taking on a new job soon in a bigger hospital that is not a CAH so I really need to learn as much as I can about this situation, regardless, in order to know how to code correctly no matter where I am working. So, thanks again to both of you for all of your help.