tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2017 Issue 8

Observation Care: Double Down on Your Observation Care Coding With Answers to 3 FAQs

Tackle these troublesome infusion and diagnosis questions. Coding for the observation care setting presents several potential issues — the biggest of which involves being in the hospital but still being considered an outpatient. Plus, insurers have strict requirements about what counts as a “day” in observation, and often, the ED staff is left figuring out the answers to the confusing issues. Three coders from Connecticut’s Hartford HealthCare have submitted their most pressing questions to ED Coding Alert, and we’re breaking down the answers with expert advice and tips from insurers. Read on to get the answers...

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