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    Can we code 99222 and 99215 in single encounter. For ex: pt is seen in clinic in the morning and admitted to hospital in the afternoon, in clinic MD has done only comprahensive History and in hospital PE and MDM is done , please guide can we code 2 E&M codes.

    Thank you
    Chandru

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    This can happen a lot but you can only bill the admit code.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
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    I agree with Pam. According to your note, the doctor didn't even do a full visit in his office anyway - he only did one compontent there and the other two were done at the hospital. If a physician sees an patient in his office and then admits him to the hospital the visits should be combined and billed under the Initial Hospital visit.
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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