E/M Weekly Tip: Split/Shared Services (Critical Care)

A split/shared evaluation and management (E/M) service performed by a physician and a qualified nonphysician practitioner (NPP) of the same group practice (or employed by the same employer) cannot be reported as a critical care service.

For more information, please visit the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, 100-04, chapter 12, Section 30.6.12. E 2 at CMS website (PDF, 1.12 MB).