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    I have read in CPT that any partial care hospital services are still reported under the inpatient codes...subsequently POS 21. Any thoughts ?

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    Was it a true inpt admit or was it for 23 hrs observation? Look at 99234, 99235, or 99236 to see if this fits your needs and us POS 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie1241 View Post
    I have read in CPT that any partial care hospital services are still reported under the inpatient codes...subsequently POS 21. Any thoughts ?
    It's been a long time since I coded for physicians who saw patients on the TCU but I believe it is POS 31.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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