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    Default POS code for post surgery observation status

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    Help, I have a provider who does Robotic Laparoscopy vaginal hysterectomy who then has the patient in observation status hospital care for 23 hours or less. This is for the recovery/post procedure stay. On my surgical procdure billing what POS do I use 21 or 22 or something different? I work for a physican not for the facility.

    Thanks for all your help

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    Clearwater, FL


    As long as the patient is not admitted as an inpatient, the POS will always be 22 for "Outpatient Hospital".

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