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    I know when our doctors do caths at the hospital it is a day surgery and you do not bill an admit code but what if it is a patient that was admitted with symptoms, my doctor admits him, and consequently ends up doing the cath and stent, can I code the observation admit code? Any help would be appreciated!!!Of course I would need to add 25 modifier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasgail View Post
    I know when our doctors do caths at the hospital it is a day surgery and you do not bill an admit code but what if it is a patient that was admitted with symptoms, my doctor admits him, and consequently ends up doing the cath and stent, can I code the observation admit code? Any help would be appreciated!!!Of course I would need to add 25 modifier?
    Yes, you can charge the appropriate E&M code, just add mod 25 to it. Hope that helps
    Jammie Barsamian, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CPMA

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