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    Can an independent Orthopedic's office bill for hospital rounds? These are patients that were not admitted by Orthpedic's office. These patients were added to our physcians rounds by hospital.

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    If that is the case then a consult would have had to have been requested and the provider would have dictated an initial consult. For Medicare you would bill 99221 - 99223, for some other commercial products you would bill 99251 - 99255 depending on the documentation for inpatient. For each visit afterwards you would bill 99231 - 99233. If a consult was not requested than I would ask the hospital why they are adding the patients to your rounds because there should be no need for your providers to see them if they do not have any ortho problems.

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