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    What E/M code do you use when a patient is sent to L&D for monitoring or for threatened labor and the doctor goes to see them and discharges them home? We are having difference of opinion in the office.

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    I use observation days codes (99234-99236). These are for less than a 24 hrs stay in the hospital.

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    The informations are insufficient I think. Was she sent to ED/ER? The message I get from Vpaceley is , it seems the doctor there in hospital ' has seen the patient and sent home'. It does not give information whether the patient was kept in monitor to rule out 'in labor'(to code for observation Service). or just a E&M provided in the ER and being 'not in labor by examination sent home? Was she monitored in labor triage/ suite? How many hours was she there?
    thank you

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    Was the patient admitted? If the patient was admitted to the hospital to rule out preterm labor I use the observation codes if less than 24 hours also
    Barbara Liimatta-CPC

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