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OBS coding - How to code???

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    A patient is in Observation status in the hospital at 530 pm, on-call physician cares for her, then the next morning our physician rounds to see her, still in Observation status. He dictated a discharge summary.

    How to code??? Observation 99218 - 99220?? OBS DC 99217??? Help!
    Tracy L. Wood, CPC

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    A patient is in Observation status in the hospital at 530 pm, on-call physician cares for her, then the next morning our physician rounds to see her, still in Observation status. He dictated a discharge summary.

    How to code??? Observation 99218 - 99220?? OBS DC 99217??? Help!
    Sounds like your physician discharged her, so all you bill is the discharge 99217. The on-call physician will bill the intial observation code.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Thank you...that's what I thought was right!!!
    Tracy L. Wood, CPC

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