Results 1 to 6 of 6

Initial inpatient visit. Need education.

  1. #1
    Default Initial inpatient visit. Need education.
    Exam Training Packages
    Need to be educated on initial inpatient visits E/M coding.

    If the patient is admitted to the hopital and the physicians orders
    a treadmill excersise testing with cardiolite & NW Myocardial Perf Multi Rest/Stress test. Is there codes for this, and if there are. Which I'm pretty sure there is. Just haven't looked into it at this moment.

    Do you bill for the E/M initial hopitial codes with the cpt for these other services.

    Respectfully
    Daniel, CPC

  2. #2
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    4,466
    Default Is the physician going to perform these tests?
    The patient is an INpatient, right?

    I doubt that the physician is actually going to perform these tests him/herself.

    I'd bill the appropriate level Initial Inpatient Hospital Visit (using the ordering of tests as part of my data points for MDM).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  3. #3
    Default
    I agree with what was said, but modifier 26 wouldn't apply in this case for the othere services.

    The patient was hopitalized for one day and half. So yes it was an inpatient visit. Just to add that.

  4. #4
    Default
    is your physician going to be the interpreting physician of the tests? If so, yes, you may bill those tests with modifier 26

    according to your original post ... they are the 'orders' ... which as Tessa said, it would be included in the MDM component under Data Points ...

    you'll need to clarify ...

    is the doc only admitting the patient?
    is the doc admitting and reading the tests?
    Last edited by ARCPC9491; 10-01-2008 at 06:52 PM.

  5. #5
    Default
    Thank You all for who replied. All your input added plus me re-reviewing the notes, I see the admitting physicians just ordered the test. And just reviewed the dictated Diagnostic Imaging. Duh.
    The light bulb went off. I'll go ahead and add this up in the MDM.


    Respectfully
    Daniel, CPC

  6. #6
    Default
    hey, it's Wednesday ... the weeks half way over ...

Similar Threads

  1. EPF Hx - Inpatient initial visit
    By sivagurulingam in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 06:29 AM
  2. Initial Inpatient visit
    By krssy70 in forum E/M
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-14-2010, 01:21 PM
  3. Initial Inpatient visit?
    By jdibble in forum Auditing General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2010, 02:57 PM
  4. Initial inpatient visit. Need education.
    By daniel in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 06:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.