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Observation Admission denied as Global

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    Our physicians claim is being denied as part of an antepartum global. He isn't in the same Practice as the primary provider (he bills under a different Tax ID, etc). He saw the patient in the Emergency Room and admitted her to observation status and we billed out an Observation Admission code. Is this an appropriate denial?
    Thanks for any input.

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    Greeley, Colorado
    No, I don't think so. Make sure you are coding a complication code.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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