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Thread: Patient triaged then left E.D.

  1. #11
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    Apr 2007


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    If you could provide me documentation of that I would greatly appreciate it. The ED at our hospital got in trouble for doing that and had to stop based on the above info I posted. I don't code/audit for them but we report thru the same chain and I go to many meetings where this is discussed. I would love to give them good news.


    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

  2. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    The facility E&M is dependent on the facility created assement criteria for a level one and is based on the utilization of the facilities resources. When you say they got in trouble for this can you tell me by whom and exactly what the problem was . Because a nurse triage alone is definitly billable from the facility standpoint.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you for all the replies...............
    Marilyn CPC, CPC-H, CEMC

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