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    Default Hospital Admit & Dischrg same day different Doc

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    How do I bill Medicare for a Hospital admit by a Family Doc then hours later a DIFFERENT Family Doc transfered/discharged same patient on the same day?


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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Same practice?

    If the two physicians are in the same practice and the same specialty, they are considered the same doctor. You would use the 99234-99236 code for admission/discharge on the same DOS.

    You should have some internal policy regarding whose name/NPI this service is billed under (we use the admitting doc).

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007


    Thank you! Now I need to work on our policy

    Joanne CPC

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