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Tip: Outpatient coders’ expertise a resource for inpatient line-item billing

APCs Insider, July 10, 2009

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Hospitals often consider bedside services as outpatient services in the inpatient setting. Consequently, outpatient coders and billers may be well versed in what these services are and can serve as a resource for inpatient staff members.
 
Outpatient coders and billers become an even more valuable resource as hospitals consider whether to line-item bill inpatients for ancillary bedside services.
 
This tip was adapted from the article “Outpatient coding staff a key resource for inpatient line-item billing” from the July issue of Briefings on APCs



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