If they are in the same group and of the same specialty they are considered the same doctor, and you roll everything into the initial hospital visit code. In our practice, we would give to the doctor who saw the patient first. Some practices go by the physician who actually admitted. Still others look at the documentation and give it to the one who did the most work.
If they are in the same group but of DIFFERENT specialties (e.g. Emergency Medicine and Cardiology) they each code for what they did.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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