Is the PA in the same group as the admitting physician? I have never had this come up - I just don't see why it's necessary for the PA to see the patient. It's like they're trying to get something extra in. If the admit and subsequent care are billed on same day, by same group - you're only going to get paid for one. Which of course, the admit should be billed - more $$. If different group, they might be able to get away with it <if the same diagnosis is used, it still might deny> For different days (you said day before) I'd need more detail...but regardless, doing this on a "routine" basis just doesn't seem right to me....
Hope this helps....Please clarify if I interpreted this wrong.
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