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CPT: Hospital admission and discharge codes
The author explains the code changes most likely to affect a family physician's practice. Highlights include clarifications for transitional care management codes, new interprofessional telephone/Internet consultation codes, revisions to complex chronic care coordination codes, and updates to cerumen removal and vaccine codes.
The author provides tips for coding and billing for complicated observation services, such as when an observation stay lasts more than one day or changes to inpatient status.
Here is what you need to know to code and be reimbursed for instances when you admit a patient from the office, the emergency department or elsewhere.