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    Question Observation daily visits

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    If a patient was admitted to observation and did not go home within the 48 hours what codes would be used for the admitting physician's daily visits.
    ex: Admitted on a Friday and discharged on Monday. What codes would be used for the entire stay?

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI


    Friday - admit to observation - 99218-20 (as per documentation)
    Saturday and Sunday - Established patient visit - 99211-15 (as per documentation)
    Monday - Observation Care discharge - 99217

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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