I am in search of some guidance on the documentation requirements on the code set above. Can the documentation for the initial observation code be combined by multiple providers? For example, if the MD order is signed on 8/14 at 2.32 pm, and the ordering MD provider documents for that 8/14 DOS- Do I only count that documentation for the E/M code? In this case, another provider documents on the next day 8/15 then discharges the patient on 8/15. Can I combine all of the documentation by both providers even though it crosses into the next day? Or do I only count what was documented on day 1 8/14? This is in the ED setting by the way..

Any feedback would be appreciated.