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    when billing outpatient procedures such as a cath (no global period) and the patient is discharged the next day, what code would you use to bill the discharge since this is not observation?
    Thank, Tammy CPC-A

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    to be a discharge there had to be an order to admit to inpatient or to observation.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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