Hello: I am new here and posting for the first time. I am a physician/hospitalist. I have been studying for the CEMC course offered, which is why I joined the AAPC. Regarding your question, in most places hospitalist are either Internist or Family Practice physicians. In this case, I would not expect that both could bill as they are both of the same primary care role. Some hospitalist are actually Pulmonologist / Critical Care specialist. In this case, both would be able to bill. In your example, I would guess more than likely a Cardiologist would be consulted to deal with the Cardiac issues and therefore both physicians would bill for their own part.
Others please feel free to correct me. This is how we have done it at our institution for years.
Hope this helps,
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