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admit to nursing facility/help

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    Smile admit to nursing facility/help
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    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.

    example:

    99213-25 OV
    99304 nursing home admit

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    The office visit is included with the nursing home admit. Both notes determine the nursing home level of service.

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

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    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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