Archive for The Day of October 30th, 2006

Archive for the Day of October 30th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of October 30th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during October 30th, 2006.

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Is The Same Day Admission and Discharge Myth Costing You Money?

There is a long held myth in the medical billing community that you can’t bill for an admission and discharge on the same day. However, the truth of the matter is that you can generally bill for a discharge from one facility and an admission to another, as long as the same physician is present for both events. This means that the attending physician will leave one facility and go to the next facility. This is a common occurence with transfers between rehab or psych facilities, or a transfer from a hospital to a nursing home. The dilemma is that since you cannot transfer the patient’s chart from one facility

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