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Hospital Admit & Dischrg same day different Doc

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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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    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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    Thank you! Now I need to work on our policy

    Joanne CPC

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