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    Question new vs established

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    Scenario: Rheumatologist joins an Orthorpaedic group. Would the patients already established at the ortho group be new or est to the rheumatologist that joins the practice? I have found information concerning how to bill the patients that follow the rheumatologist to the ortho group. But can't seem to find a clear explaination for patients already at the ortho group who then see the new rheumatologist. Any suggestions? She bills with the same TIN as the ortho group docs.

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    Evansville Indiana

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    Different specialty equals new patient. If not seen by that specialty in that office, or that particular physician in any office for last 3 years the patient would be new to that physician.

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