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    Bettendorf, Iowa

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    Our physician admitted a patient for observation but doesn't want to discharge him yet. The hospital is extending the observation status, so how do we code the extended observation from a physician stand point?

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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    I'm guessing that you are referring to a date or dates in between obs admit and discharge? You can code 99212-99215 with place of service 22.

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