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Obs. services question

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    Default Obs. services question
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    Can our physician bill for a 99218-99220 if we admitt/send from office for a blood transfusion or other same type of services. Also, do we have to physically see the patient to bill for discharge and admit to obs. status.

    Thank you for any help.
    Dee, CPC
    Tn Cancer Specialists
    Knoxville, TN

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Not see patient at hospital
    If you are not actually present with the patient at the hospital you cannot bill the admission to observation code. Just code your office visit.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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