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two office visits on the same dos

  1. #1
    Central Dallas
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    I am in urgent care. We had a patient come in complaining of sinus pressure and a sore throat and was dx'd with URI. The patient comes back in 4 hours later complaining of rectal bleeding and was dx'd with internal hemorrhoids. How do I bill for both e/m charges?

  2. #2
    some people will tell you to combine the two e/m's together and bill for one.

    others will tell you to bill for both, but you will have to appeal it and fight for payment for both e/m's

    there is no right or wrong way to do it - the best answer will come from your payor!

  3. #3
    Central Dallas
    Thank you for your input. I felt like that was how we would have to deal with the situation but I just wanted to make for sure!

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