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Long Term Care, LTAC

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    Can someone please help me with coding Long Term Care/LTAC?

    What E/M codes should be used, POS, etc. I am being told to use the Nursing Facility Services codes and I'm also being told to use the Inpatient Hospital Codes.

    Thanks
    Karen, CPC
    Physician Chart Auditor

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    My doctors see patients in a Continue Care Hospital. The patients are there from 15 day and more. If this is your case, where the long term care is in associated with the regular hospital then you would use inpatient codes. Nursing home codes would be only if the doctor went to the nursing home to see the patient.

    I hope this helps,
    Randi


    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

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    Quote Originally Posted by randi haight View Post
    My doctors see patients in a Continue Care Hospital. The patients are there from 15 day and more. If this is your case, where the long term care is in associated with the regular hospital then you would use inpatient codes. Nursing home codes would be only if the doctor went to the nursing home to see the patient.

    I hope this helps,
    Thanks Randi -

    So, I would use 99221-99223 for LTC, LTAC if the patient was seen in the hospital.

    I would use 99304, if they were seen in the Nursing Home, correct?
    Karen, CPC
    Physician Chart Auditor

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    Yes, that is correct.
    Randi


    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

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