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Readmission of Same Condition within 30 days

  1. Default Readmission of Same Condition within 30 days
    Medical Coding Books
    When a patient is re-admitted within 30 days to the hospital for the same condition/diagnosis (example GI bleed) and a consult is requested again, what code should be billed: A Subsequent visit or initial inpatient consult?

  2. Default Readmission of the same condition
    Depending on the payer, if 30-days or 60 days has to lapse before you can bill a new admission, it doesn't matter what the diagnosis is. Just make sure it isn't billed again until after the 30/60 days has passed.

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