AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: ED admissions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Danbury, CT

    Default ED admissions

    AAPC: Back to School
    When does ED coding stop? For example, if there is a patient who comes to the ED at 6am, admitted at 11am, and isn't transferred until 2pm. When does ED coding end, and inpatient begin...admission time or transfer time? Thanks for any help!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    that is very difficult! glad to hear some one else has the same problem. We generally use the time that the patient actually went to the med-surg floor. We capture everythnig possible on the ED encounter, though we are a critical access hospital and are allowed to bill seperately for the ED encounter where other general acute care hospitals cannot. Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    Everyone may have a different opinion on this one....it tends to vary from hospital to hospital. I worked at a CAH as well for a while and we would use the time the nurses noted on the er nurse notes that the patient was transferred to the floor. If there was no notation, then we would use the time,date&sign, time that the provider writes on the admit order sheet. The place I work at now does the latter.

Similar Threads

  1. Inpatient admissions
    By smelugin in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2015, 08:44 AM
  2. 0 to 1 day admissions
    By stephchris in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-03-2014, 02:50 PM
  3. Inpatient admissions
    By jmonson in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-05-2010, 09:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.