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  1. #1
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    Default extended observation
    Medical Coding Books
    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?

  2. #2
    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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