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    Does CPT codes 99231-99233 for subsequent hospital care include subsequent Observation visits?
    One of our doctors billed for the Initial, Discharge and one date in between using 99235 which I know is not right as this is for initial and discharge on the same dos.
    Can I use 99231-99233 for the visit in between the initial and discharge?

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    Your "in between" date of service for observation will be your outpatient office visit codes 99211 through 99215 depending on documentation.
    Anna Weaver, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Associate Auditor

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