Ida in Georgia

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In Episode 98, all the questions were submitted anonymously, so the entire audience was in the drawing for today’s “mugging”. The first questioner was concerned about automatically placing post-surgical patients in observation. Another person wanted to know if a physician order and a plan of care were both required for outpatient therapy. The final concern was in selection of the Principal Diagnosis for an inpatient stay – with more than one diagnosis meeting the requirement for PDx, can we select the one that pays more?

Congratulations to today’s winner,  Lori. This wonderful “mugshot” is our friend (and multiple “mugging” winner), Ida. 

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