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POS and DOS for Interpretations

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    Question POS and DOS for Interpretations
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    Patient was an inpatient 2/20-2/22/11. Had an EEG on date of discharge, 2/22/11. Neurologist performs interpretation of EEG on 2/23/11 and dates the interpretation for that date. Interpretation is on hospital "stationary" and in their medical record. DOS 2/23/11 for interp, right? What about POS?

    Deb Hughes

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    Patient was an inpatient 2/20-2/22/11. Had an EEG on date of discharge, 2/22/11. Neurologist performs interpretation of EEG on 2/23/11 and dates the interpretation for that date. Interpretation is on hospital "stationary" and in their medical record. DOS 2/23/11 for interp, right? What about POS?

    Deb Hughes

    I would use the date that the neurologist performed the interpretation. I would use the POS status of the patient when the service was provided.

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    I believe for interpretations the DOS should match the date and POS the test was performed. So if EEG was performed on 2-22-11 while patient was inpatient the interpreting physician will use 2-22-11 as DOS and POS of 21.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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