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Billing Question - ER Admission

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    If a physician is called to Hospital #1 to admit a patient to the ER, spends an hour there on the admission process, only to find the patient (never actually having been admitted) must be transferred to Hospital #2 where the physician has no privilege, can the physician bill for anything at hospital #1?

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    Milwaukee WI
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    You can probably code the services as ED visit, depending on the documentation, of course.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I would bill the ED codes 99281-99285 , just make sure your physician documented.

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