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 link...it was very helpful and informative