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    Question help on E/M

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    I have a general surgeon who did coverage for another general surgeon from a different practice. The surgeon that covered for the other surgeon seen the patient in the hospital on post op day 2, he did a progress note. Can I bill for that surgeon for a subsequent hospital visit if so what modifier should i use?

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    Apr 2007


    If he was covering for a surgeon that was under a global period you can't bill anything for E/M services.

    When you cover for another provider you have to bill as if you were that provider and in this case that provider would not bill for those services.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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