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    Default Discharge/admit same day

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    I had a patient go home after having surgery (which carries a 90 day global) then was brought back to the ER for weakness and was admitted back into the hospital on the same day. Unsure what I should be coding...any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Kayla

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    Default Who is admitting?

    If the surgeon (or colleague from the same practice, same specialty) is re-admitting the patient, this is global to the surgery.

    If another doctor is admitting the patient, they will code initial hospital visit as per documentation.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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