Originally Posted by MARCYL
If you see a pt in the office and set them up to come nito the hospital in about 10 days for sotalol load can you bill for an adm code if you do a seperate note, and it was planned? The CV will be done the next day after rounding on the pt and recording a note as to if the medicine did the job or not. Can the rounding visit be charged on the same day as the CV if there is a seperate note?
We bill this quite often even for a scheduled admit; because the provider is not doing a procedure per se, there isn't a CPT code to use so it is appropriate to bill an admit.
Use Dx code V58.83 and the code for the arrhythmia, usually 427.31.