HCR 230 Week 8 Checkpoint

HCR 230 Week 8 Checkpoint - CheckPoint: Inpatient and...

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CheckPoint: Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services There are different services depending on if it’s an Inpatient or an outpatient hospital. Inpatient facilities have it setup so that patients can stay there overnight. Long- term care facilities, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are considered to be inpatient facilities. Home health agencies, hospice staff and ambulatory surgical centers are all equip to provide outpatient services. These facilities are unable to provide patient care for any overnight stays. Inpatient and outpatient facilities have their own set of coding and coding processes. Inpatient service diagnostic coding is based on a certain set of rules of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS). In order for one to be reimbursed the facilities must follow the UHDDS’s rules. Inpatient medical coders perform the coding for inpatient facilities once the patient is discharged. Volumes 1 and 2 of ICD-9-CM are what are used for coding inpatient diagnosis. For coding procedures
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course HCR 230 taught by Professor Volk during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCR 230 Week 8 Checkpoint - CheckPoint: Inpatient and...

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