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    Default providers that perform inpt e/m services

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    do you bill for the services on a daily basis or do you wait until the patient is discharged and bill all services at one time. what is your reasoning for doing it one way or the other.

    im trying to get a feel of the pro's and con's in both ways.


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    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    We wait until the patient has been discharged, by reviewing the entire electronc chart at one time, but we do this because we bill for a group of providers of multi specialties. This way we can check for unbundling, multiple visits per provider, missing charges, modifier usage, critical care scenarios by same specialty..the whole gamut of issues with professional fees.

    We do run a report of patients who are in a long-term stay situation, and code before discharge if they've been in a bed longer than a week.

    When we switched to this method from the old 'billing cards', we saw a revenue increase of 25%.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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    Apr 2007


    wow! thats a big increase Pam!

    thanks for that feedback!!
    Dawnelle Beall, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I
    Licensed AAPC PMCC Instructor
    AAPC ICD-10CM Certified Trainer

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