Hospitalist delivery. Can I bill for my OB provider

debellis59

Networker
Messages
33
Location
Kennewick, WA
Best answers
0
Any help anyone could provide would be helpful.

Patient arrived at hospital in labor, her OB doctor was called, but it was a precipitous delivery done by the hospitalist. Her provider arrived one minute after the delivery and assumed care (was her OB throughout the pregnancy as well).

The delivery note was written by the hospitalist. Am I able to bill for my provider? I find no supporting documentation of her arriving at the hospital, but per the clinic manager and the hospitalist, this should be billed under the OB provider.

I'm at a loss and find nothing online that addresses this.

Please help!
 
Messages
1
Location
Brandon, VT
Best answers
0
Judith C. Quesnel, COBGC

The way it is handled in our clinic, which is an offsite clinic of the Hospital, is the delivering physician along with the dictated note by that physician bills for the delivery only. The Obstetrician of record will bill for the visits and the postpartum care separately. If the OB delivers the placenta, he will bill for that separately. Hope this helps.
 

debellis59

Networker
Messages
33
Location
Kennewick, WA
Best answers
0
The way it is handled in our clinic, which is an offsite clinic of the Hospital, is the delivering physician along with the dictated note by that physician bills for the delivery only. The Obstetrician of record will bill for the visits and the postpartum care separately. If the OB delivers the placenta, he will bill for that separately. Hope this helps.
That's how I looked at it too ... Thank you.
 
Top