New Point of Origin Codes

on Wednesday, 05 August 2009. All News Items

CMS Transmittal 1775 (CR 6478) released July 24, 2009 adds two new point of origin (formerly source of admission) codes for use in Field Locator 15 on the UB-04 (CMS 1450).  Field Locator 15 of the UB-04 and its electronic equivalence is a required field on all institutional inpatient claims and outpatient registrations for diagnostic testing services.  The new codes will be accepted by Medicare’s claims processing systems as of January 4, 2010.

The new codes are:

 E – Transfer from Ambulatory Surgical Center:
- Inpatient: This patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from an ambulatory surgery center.
- Outpatient: The patient was referred to this facility for outpatient or referenced diagnostic services from an ambulatory surgery center.

 F – Transfer from Hospice and is Under a Hospice Plan of Care or Enrolled in a Hospice Program:
- Inpatient: The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from hospice.
- Outpatient: The patient was referred to this facility for outpatient or referenced diagnostic services from a hospice.

Please share this information with the Registration/Admission and Quality Abstraction departments in your hospital.

For more information, you can view the CMS Transmittal 1775 or the MLN Matters Article.

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