Medical Society of Virginia

Same day office visit and hospital admit

1 May 2006

It is incorrect to bill an office visit and admission code for the same date of service.  If you see a patient in the office and then admit him or her to the hospital on the same day, you would "roll up" the office work into the admit code.  The level of admission code you bill would depend on the level of documentation you did for the three key components (history, exam and MDM).