AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Hospital visit

  1. #1

    Default Hospital visit

    AAPC: Back to School
    I need help with the following situation:
    Pt is in the hospital as observation status. Primary physician sees patient during the day. In the afternoon another physician(who belongs to the same practice) sees the patient due to a critical issue. The provider spends 30 minutes of critical care with the patient. Can I charge the critical care code since one of our other physicians seen the patient earlier that day?

  2. #2


    No you have to bill for one or the other Not for both even if it was not the same doctor that saw the patient.
    Brenda Amaro, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Office Visit and Hospital Visit
    By JCampbell in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2015, 02:52 PM
  2. Hospital Visit then Office Visit
    By valerieeanderson in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-14-2014, 01:06 PM
  3. Hospital Visit then Office Visit
    By valerieeanderson in forum Urology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2014, 11:13 AM
  4. ER visit and Initial hospital visit
    By JCampbell in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-18-2011, 09:42 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-05-2010, 09:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.