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EP Physician question

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    If a physician is board certified for devices (IBHRE) can he bill a consult the same day as a regular cardiologist within our group bills a hospital floor visit?

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    No, you can't. Medicare still considers EP as part of cardiology. We have EP/Cardio/CV and vascular docs in our practice. We can't bill for EP and cardio on the same day for consults.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnm4345 View Post
    If a physician is board certified for devices (IBHRE) can he bill a consult the same day as a regular cardiologist within our group bills a hospital floor visit?
    I have heard that Medicare is making EP a specialty but you need to registar your doctor in order for him to be recognized as such, otherwise, it will be denied.

    Not sure how long that process takes.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    Julie, do you have documentation for that? Our practice would be REALLY interested to know about that. I'm checking Noridian as soon as I'm done with this message.

    Thanks for the info!
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewlz0879 View Post
    I have heard that Medicare is making EP a specialty but you need to registar your doctor in order for him to be recognized as such, otherwise, it will be denied.

    Not sure how long that process takes.
    Yes Medicare has made EP a specialty. I read it a few days ago it is complete. I'll see if I can find the letter.

    http://www.cms.gov/mlnmattersarticle...9.pdf--------- Here you go!
    Last edited by theresa.dix@tennova.com; 07-29-2011 at 07:51 AM.
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    SWEET, thanks Theresa!!
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndi113 View Post
    SWEET, thanks Theresa!!


    Your Welcome!
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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