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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    New Orleans

    Default Bill ER and admit same day

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    If patient is seen in the ER and is admitted by the Hospitalist can both charge?

    Patient has Medicare insurance

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007


    You would do your E/M level from the ER physician and then the hospital admit from the hospitalist...
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Grand Rapids, MI


    If the same doc is providing both services I would bill the highest level for that DOS. Medicare will only accept one e/m code per DOS from one doc/specialty so I would choose the highest level. For your situation, the Admit code.

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