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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Rapid City, SD

    Question New to OB

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    I am new to OB and this may seem like a dumb question, but here goes anyway.

    Patient is admitted into observation status due to pregnancy induced hypertension. The facility is billing out 99220 for the 1 day stay in observation status. Shouldn't the admitting ob physician also be able to bill out 99220 (provided the documentation supports that level of service)?

    I just need to confirm my gut instinct that the admitting physician can bill out observation care even though the facility is billing the same cpt.

    Thanks in advance for any help!!

    Ranae H

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho


    Yes, your physician will also bill out the observation care as long as documentation supports the code.
    Tesja Erickson, CPC, CPMA COBGC, CEMC
    The Coding Surgeon
    Medical Documentation & Coding Consultant
    2012 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President
    2011 AAPC Idaho Falls Chapter President-Elect

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