Just a quick addition to my prev answer. The PCP can not bill for the visit and the admission on the same day. He would only use the admission code.I have a physician who saw a patient in the Emergency and would like to bill a 99283 and then also admitted the patient and would like to bill a 99223. Is this correct?
I so was not taught this way. I need to look into this further. Thanks for the great information.(Rev. 1, 10-01-03)
A. Use of Emergency Department Codes by Physicians Not Assigned to Emergency
Any physician seeing a patient registered in the emergency department may use
emergency department visit codes (for services matching the code description). It is not
required that the physician be assigned to the emergency department.
From Medicare Carriers Manual