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    Default H&p Billed On Date Of Date Of Cath

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    It's My Understanding That An Admission To Observation Is Not Billable On The Date Of An Outpatient Heart Cath. It's Considered Part Of The Pre Procedure Service. Does Anyone Know Whether An H&p Is Billable If The Outpatient Cath Turns Into An Inpatient Stent Insertion? Would The Cardiologist Be Able To Bill The Inpatient H&p (already Documented Via The Admission To Observation) If He Is The Admitting Doctor Post Cath/stent On The Same Date? This Situation Is A Little "grey" For Me. Thanks.

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    Covington, LA


    My understanding is that you cannot bill for the H&P; however, you can bill for the discharge on the same day. I hope this helps you.

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    My understanding that if this procedure is planned in advance (like most of ours) that you can not bill for an e&m service because you billed an ov beforehand for the cath - this would apply to the interventions that are a cause of the cath.

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