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Unformatted text preview: surgery. Both outpatient and inpatient facilities must comply with federal and state law. Outpatient services are provided by ambulatory surgical centers or units. The main diagnosis is called the principal other than the primary diagnosis which is established after study in the hospital setting. Coding an unconfirmed condition is (rule-out) as the admitting diagnosis is permitted. A uniform standard can be classification for both inpatient and outpatient coding, such as different spet doing inpatient and outpatient service so they would not get messed up on paper work or coding. Because of the different rules apply to inpatient and outpatient services things can go wrong. Example: Coder can enter the wrong code or switch the rules toward inpatient rules to outpatient rules vice versa. Patient could be paying for wrong treatment or procedure or insurance may not cover service which leads the patient to be responsible....
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- Spring '11