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Readmission with same condition within 30 days

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    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?

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    It would depend on what insurance and if he/she goes back to the OR. If all the documentation is there it would either be an admit code, consult code, or global unplanned return to OR.

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