Office/outpatient visit with egd

anknight77

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I have a physician that has been scheduling patients to come for an EGD but has not been seeing them in the office first. He has been charging for an office/outpatient visit at the same time as the EGD. Since the patient was brought to the ASC for the EGD, can we still bill for the visit? I think because the decision had already been made, we can't charge this separately...Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!
 

jmcpolin

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I would say no if he knew ahead of time that they were there to have EGD, but is he going to establish and assume care of this patient?
 

anknight77

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He saw this patient for EGD only in 2008. The patient started having symptoms again so he was scheduled for EGD without coming into the office. I guess I need to talk to the doctor to see if the GP decided he needed the EGD or who made the decision for the procedure...
 

charlna

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I would definitely query the physician. But I would say no that he cannot bill a visit on the same say.
 
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