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Physicians Hospital charges and billing


Ogden Utah
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Our physicians go to the local hospitals to see newborns and they admit and visit sick children as well. They fill out a form with date of service and CPT code to alert us, billing. We then request chart notes from the hospitals and make sure our physicians have documented the visit before we actually code and bill. Getting the documentation can take a long time and it's been suggested that we start billing from the sheets before we get the documentation. :eek: I am not comfortable with this and like to hear others thoughts on it. Do you bill hospital charges for a physician before you get the documenetation?
Thanks all.