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  1. #1
    Question No charge
    Medical Coding Books
    This patient was admitted to hospital after an EPF history in physician's office by the same physician.

    Searched about this and found that "If you provide the office visit and see the patient in the hospital later that day, you'll be paid only for the inpatient care code, because Medicare states that "All services provided by the physician in conjunction with that admission are considered part of the initial hospital care when performed on the same date as the admission."

    So the office visit will become no charge. Is this correct?

  2. #2
    Evansville Indiana
    Default no charge
    If your physician saw the patient in the hospital that day and charged an initial inpatient or observation visit, then the office visit would not be charged.

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