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In Episode 86, Ms Digby describes the Laterjet procedure and then speaks to a concern about selecting the Etiologic Diagnosis in the Rehab setting. Is it correct to glean specificity from a different physician? The final question regards billing for outpatient procedures in a Swing Bed setting. Refer to https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/clm104c06.pdf and https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/SNFPPS/ConsolidatedBilling for additional guidance regarding the final question.

Correction: the next episode is Monday, April 6th. 

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