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    Default Hospital based NP versus private practice MD

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    I have a group I work with that is on call for trauma and ER. For trauma patients they follow up in a trauma clinic at the hospital where the hospital based NPs see them and then the MD's from the private practice also see the patient. From what I can tell the NP cannot charge separetly as it is included to the hospital global pay. Can the MD's bill for seeing the patient for follow up (no surgery done)?

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Separate specialty and practice?

    If the private practice MDs are NOT in the same practice or are of a different specialty that the MD who provided the ER services, then you may code what that MD documented for the follow-up clinic visit. It sounds like your POS will be 22 (outpatient hospital). You may NOT use any of the hospital-employed NPs documentation, however, other than ROS and PFSH.

    Hope that helps

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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