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Ms Digby tells the “Insiders” of Episode 165 about split-shared visits and incident to. Which is appropriate and under what circumstances? Barbara asks for the appropriate reporting on the UB-04 for an IRF patient who arrived status post left above knee amputation due to an infected knee prosthesis. Anonymous asked for the correct IGC for a patient with congenital heart disease who arrives post surgeries. Other Anonymous concerns include whether the etiologic on the IRF PAI must match the Principal on the UB and whether labs in our physician notes can be counted when determining the medical decision making component of E&M.  Congratulations Barbara for being the “mugging” winner today!” Coffee with the Coder® LOVES your questions!!

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