What if I Admit a Patient and Don’t Take the patient Immediately to Surgery?
Can I bill for the admission and subsequent visits if the patient goes to surgery later in the week?
In this case it depends on when you admit the patient and when you decide to take the patient to surgery. A major surgical procedure includes the evaluation and management services provided the day of or the day before major surgery.
Reviewed, Betsy Nicoletti, 10/12/2018