It would depend on your physician's participation in the birthing process during labor. Per ACOG if your physician was in contact with the floor during the labor and delivery portion, he can still bill for the delivery even if he didn't make it for the actual birth. It is left up to the physician's discretion whether they want to add modifier -52 or not but ACOG does not require it.
However, there are other issues you need to be aware of with the insurance and the teaching physician/reisdent relationship for federal payers on how it should be billed.
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