E/M Weekly Tip: Critical Care Different Specialty/Same Group

Medically necessary critical care services provided on the same calendar date to the same patient by physicians representing different medical specialties that are not duplicative services are payable. The medical specialists may be from the same group practice or from different group practices.

Resource: For more information, please visit the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, 100-04, Chapter 12, Section 30.6.12 I at CMS website (PDF, 1.3 MB).