Inpatient admission/discharge documented on the same day

pJohnson15

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I have a question on patient that was admitted to inpatient (by the ED physician) on 1/7/20 at 8:45, but not seen until the next day by the hospitalist. The hospitalist's initial hospital care note and his discharge note are on the same DOS (1/8/20.) I know we can only bill 1 E/M per day, per specialty. Since the patient was technically admitted on the 7th, we can't use same day codes. How would we code in this instance, and where would I find documentation that shows this? Thank you.
 
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