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Back to basics: Clarify CPT coding for observation services

Reporting and billing hospital observation services can be confusing, particularly when the observation stay lasts more than one day. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, writes about CPT coding for observation services based on time and the key components of the history, exam, and medical decision making of a patient.

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