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    Question Date of service

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    Can anyone tell me which date is used when a patient comes in at say 11:30pm to have a procedure, the procedure is started at 11:35 and does not end until 12:30am the next day. Do you use the date the procedure started or the date it ended?:confused

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default What is your policy

    You should have a policy in place to address this. We always use start date.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007
    Coastal Coders


    Start date.

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    I was always taught start date and that is what practices that I have worked with have always used.

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