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Critical care and observation- can you do both?

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    Can you bill critical care and observation for the same patient/same visit if both are documented by the physician?

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    no I haven't read any resource which says you can

    Quote Originally Posted by goldejoa View Post
    Can you bill critical care and observation for the same patient/same visit if both are documented by the physician?
    Last edited by racheleporter; 04-26-2010 at 12:54 PM. Reason: oops
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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    thanks

    Have you read any resource which says you cannot?

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    Yes we do. As long as everything is documented.
    Supose the pt comes in with chest pain and the Dr spent 30 min with the pt in CC, then the pt showed improvement and the pt did not want admission. The Dr may talk them into staying in observation for a period of time to be sure they were going to be ok. Most of the time whatever happens as long as it is documented fully is codeable.
    KAK6CPC

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