If you have 2 different specialties it shouldn't be an issue. You could have several different E/M for the same tax id on the same date if they are different specialties. I used to work in a very large multispecialty group and it was not uncommon for a patient to come in and see 3 different doctors in one day (example GYN for pap, Endocrinologist for DM, Cardiologist for HTN). One stop shopping in the medical field.
How your providers are credentialed is the first thing you need to find out.
If for some reason they are not credentialed under different specialties you would only have 1 E/M service but it would be based on the combined documentation of both notes.
Based on what you have posted this sounds like an internal billing system glitch, not a correct/incorrect coding situation but it is always best to cover all the bases before you tell whoever is over that system it is actually the problem instead of the coding.
Laura, CPC, CEMC
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