July 23, 2010
Point of Origin Code 7
The National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) approved the discontinuation of Point of Origin Code 7 (Emergency Room) effective for all discharges on or after July 1, 2010.
There is no replacement code for PoO 7. Providers should use the best code for the situation. Remember, the data element is where the patient came from before presenting to the health care facility.
- BCBSKS Newsletter – BC-10-06 (June 23, 2010)
- NUBC – Point of Origin Code 7 Talking Points
- CMS – Pub 100-04, Transmittal 1929, CR 6801 (Mar 3, 2010)
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