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    If a patient goes to the Emergency Room and is seen by the Triage Nurse, she sends the patient to the clinic for an office visit. Can both Triage and Physician bill?

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    Columbia, MO


    Triage would be the facility billing and yes depending on the facility criteria they can bill an encounter. If the clinic is a facility clinic then the facility can also charge a clinic encounter and the physician can charge a physician encounter with POS 22. If the clinic is not part of the facility but is the physician office, the yes the physician can charge the physician visit with a POS 11.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks so much. That is what I was thinking just wanted to make sure.
    Thanks again.

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