Two physicians in the same practice with the same specialty are considered ONE provider by most payers (CMS definitely).
Combine the times and report under one NPI. Your practice should have a protocol in place so you are consistent with this ... always bill under the FIRST provider who saw the patient, or always bill under the LAST provider who saw the patient. We always bill under the first provider.
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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