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    Can one provider bill an E&M and another bill prolong if they have the same speciality?
    Last edited by maschell; 12-27-2011 at 01:25 PM.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Prlonged is an add-on

    Since the prolonged service codes are add-ons to basic E/M, you cannot split these codes between two providers.

    What I suggest is that you bill under one provider (whoever saw patient first), and split it on the back-end for internal tracking purposes.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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