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    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?

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    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

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