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help with obs. status & then inpatient

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    Question help with obs. status & then inpatient
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    I have a patient that was admitted to obs. status on 1/17 & then made an inpatient on 1/19. For the date of service 1/18 would I use just the subsquent visit e/m?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Outpatient Established
    For 1/18 when patient was still in observation status (technically outpatient) you would use the established patient visit codes 9921x

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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