AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Prolonged visit question

  1. #1

    Default Prolonged visit question

    AAPC: Back to School
    I have some hospitalist that are stating the below and that they have documentation to back this up which they are going to provide for me but I wanted to post for further clarification as this doesn't seem right to me.

    Dr. A sees a pt in the hospital and bills a hospital visit, Dr B sees this same pateint later in the day because they are having an issue and bills a prolonged service to Dr. A. These Physicias are in the same group.

    I could be wrong but this does not seem correct and I even clarified the statement go make sure that I heard them right.

  2. #2


    I think the physicians are meaning to say: we both can see the patient on the same day, and "add" our time together - not necessarily "prolonged services" But they were close.

    When multiple providers see the same patient on the same day, they need to combine their time and services for one overall E/M code. Because both physicians are billing with the same practice tax ID number, they would be considered one provider and their services would not be paid separately.

Similar Threads

  1. Prolonged visit
    By ASH527 in forum E/M
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 07:29 AM
  2. e&m w/prolonged visit and Tx
    By raynas613 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 03:34 PM
  3. prolonged visit
    By relong in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-22-2011, 12:34 PM
  4. Prolonged Office Visit
    By emreed99 in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2010, 02:39 PM
  5. Prolonged Visit
    By Partha in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2010, 05:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.