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Help with E/M coding in the ED

  1. Smile Help with E/M coding in the ED
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    Can a hospital ER department charge 99283 and the ER provider, who is contracted with the ER department, charge 99284 for the same patient, same day, same time, same dx?

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    The hospital coding is different from the pro-fee. The hospital may be a level 3 and the physician (pro-fee) coding my be a level 4. Yes, the hospital will submitt charges for the same day with the same dx for the same pt. Are coding for the hospital or the pro-fee side?

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    To add to the previous post, ED facility coding is based upon resources used (nursing labor, supplies, etc.), whereas ED physician coding is based on E/M requirements.

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