I'm working for a company who is paying X dollars per encounter that I code. I do coding @ home for an orthopaedic surgeon. When I started I took that to mean per date of service coded, or each seperate encounter that the doctor has with the patient, example: Mr. Jones is seen 4/1 for a consultation, and a surgery is done the next day, 4/2, so that's 2 encounters. But I was told "per encouner" means all visits the doctor does @ the hospital are lumped together per patient, not per how many days he saw the patient.
In you all's experience, is this correct? Or am I getting gypped? It wasn't really spelled out in the contract I signed.
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