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Question about DOS and residents

Margaret Posted Tue 29th of June, 2010 13:17:21 PM

I have asked this question on various coding boards and forums as well as colleagues who are E/M certified, and I want to be sure if I have been given the correct answer.

Our docs are part of a teaching hospital and the residents dictate a major portion of the HPs and consults. When our docs see the patient, sometimes they do not date it until the next day. Say, the patient came in on 6/7 and they wrote 6/8 saying they saw the pt and agree with the resident's note, impression/plan/exam, etc. What I have been told in the past is that it is okay to bill 6/7, because sometimes the docs do not write their notes until later.

Is this truly acceptable, especially for Medicare? If the date is different, will this E/M now be unbillable???

Thanks in advance for your help.


SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of June, 2010 14:54:10 PM

Please check the following link for a detailed discussion:

Margaret Posted Tue 29th of June, 2010 15:30:17 PM

Thanks for the was very helpful and informative

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