Lindsey Jordan, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Billing basics – observation status – admit, subsequent care and discharge

I. Problem/Challenge. Hospitalists must bill the appropriate charge for each documented service based on the 1995 or 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation & Management Services. Observation status is considered an “outpatient” service and is used for patients who are expected to be in the hospital less than 24 hours. However patients who remain for up…

Billing basics – consults, prolonged services and procedures

I. Problem/Challenge. In addition to admissions, discharge and daily patient care, hospitalists also perform consultations, prolonged services and bedside procedures, and must bill appropriately for these additional services. Physicians can select the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to bill for these services. II. Identify the Goal Behavior Consultation An initial hospitalist consult requires comparable…

Billing basics – admits, subsequent care and discharge

I. Problem/Challenge. Hospitalists must bill the appropriate charge for each documented service based on the 1995 or 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation & Management Services. II. Identify the Goal Behavior Hospitalists must document admission, subsequent care and discharge notes in order to record pertinent facts, findings and observations about an individual’s health history, communicate to…

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