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    Some people insist there is a PC & TC for E/M's which I was never aware of. We currently bill profees for our providers using POS 22 who work out of one of our facilities (we do not pay rent); can the facility also bill a "tech" fee? Thank you for your help!

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    There are professional fees for the physician, and when you are providing services in the facility outpatient the facility has to have a way to collect for the utilization of their resources. Therefore since 2000 the outpatient facility uses the same E&M codes the physician uses but with a different set of criteria. So I guess you could say there is a technical component but I prefer to say it is the facility fee. When you bill the physician with the POS 22 you are paid only for the profession service and the overhead encountered in a physician office is not calculated in so it is typically lower than the same service in a POS 11.
    Hopefully this will help to answer your question.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thank you very much, it makes a lot more sense the way you have described it!

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