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Unformatted text preview: and inpatient have a pay differential. Example: if a patient enters the hospital for an x-ray leave in a few minute or hours, patient is consider as an outpatient, and may pay more or less benefits from the health insurance. And if inpatients which stay longer than 24 hours and receive an x-ray while their stay will probably have a higher benefit because they were admitted. Volume 3 is used to code procedures performed during the hospitalization. Different rules apply to inpatient care unlike physician clinics diagnoses. Coders list all condition that affects the patient hospital stay or treatments....
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- Spring '11