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    I have a group of general surgeons who take turn with taking call. Say I have Dr A on call on Monday night, pt comes in to er, er dr calls Dr A and Dr A says to go ahead and admit the pt. Dr A never sees the pt but Dr B comes in on Tuesday morning and sees the pt and dictates an H&P. Dr A and Dr B are from the same practice. Who gets the credit for being the admitting dr and what dos do I use?


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    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire
    If the note is dictated and signed by Dr B then that is who gets the admit.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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    The doctor that provided the service would be your billing provider. It should be billed with the date of service on which it was provided. This can be different from the date the hospital shows they were "admitted". It commonly is different when patient go in the hospital later in the day since most providers aren't coming in until the following morning.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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