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admit to nursing facility/help

  1. #1
    Smile admit to nursing facility/help
    Medical Coding Books
    when a pt comes in to physician office for visit (UTI, fatigue, dementia) and physician admits pt to nursing facility can he charge an E/M for the visit and also charge for the nursing home admit or is it the same guidelines as when a patient is admitted to the hospital you charge for the hospital admit and not the office visit.


    99213-25 OV
    99304 nursing home admit

  2. #2
    north seattle wa
    The office visit is included with the nursing home admit. Both notes determine the nursing home level of service.

  3. #3
    Thanks for your quick reply. Would you use Diag. code V70.3 for the admit

  4. #4
    north seattle wa
    You would use whatever chronic conditions the patient has that necessitate thier being in the nursing home. The V70.3 would be used if you were billing a visit for the purpose of them going into the nursing home- kind of like school physical but a nursing home physical.

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