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    Does the teaching physician have to see the patient on the same DOS as the resident/fellow? I had a resident/fellow document in the chart his visit on 11/13. The teaching physician documented his findings in the chart on 11/14. The resident dictated the consult note on 11/13, which was signed by both. The date of service billed is 11/14.
    Can any of the documentation done by the resident/fellow on 11/13 be utilized?
    Thank you,

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Burlington MA


    I'm having the SAME issue! I just posted on the Modifier thread, I don't feel the GC should be used in this case. Do you agree?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    I'm not certain you'll find your answer here, but it'll be a good start.

    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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    Apr 2007


    Seth Canterbury, a very knowledgeable person about compliance and coding, posted an article on another coding site, Codapedia. He discusses several thoughts on this concept, but as he says, there are no hard and fast rules addressing this. The excellent article is at this link: http://www.codapedia.com/articlePrint.cfm?id=462
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Thank you very much for the article. It helps alot in how to addressthe issue, even though there is no diffinitive answer.

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