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    How does the 72 Hour Rule apply to emergency room physician? Or does it only apply to facility charges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msantacroce View Post
    How does the 72 Hour Rule apply to emergency room physician? Or does it only apply to facility charges?
    Hi, the 72 hour rule applies only to hospitals, the ED physician would bill his/her services whether the patient is admitted or not. Professional services do not roll up into the admission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkowalchik View Post
    Hi, the 72 hour rule applies only to hospitals, the ED physician would bill his/her services whether the patient is admitted or not. Professional services do not roll up into the admission.
    What if the patient is admitted after the 72 hr rule. Does the hospital bill for the services in the er as and emergency room stay, when the patient is admitted to the hospital for another diagnosis other than the admitted diagnosis.

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