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    Iowa City, IA

    Default Inpatient hospital with outpatient office visit different specialty

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    We have a pt that is admitted to the hospital by internal med doctor. The following day they take the pt to the eye clinic for an evaluation. How would we bill for this? Will they pay for an outpatient visit while the pt is an inpatient admit? Is there a modifier we can use? Please help

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    Apr 2007
    Fullerton/Buena Park, CA


    Did the doctor see the patient at the hospital? or was the patient taken to the dr. visit?
    Jennifer DeWitte, CPC, CPC-P, CPB
    Newport Center Surgical
    Coding & Billing Department

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    Your POS for the outpatient visit is the inpatient hospital POS - 21.
    Once a patient is admitted, they are inpatient for everything, regardless of where actually seen.

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