If another provider admits a patient into Observation Care and I provide a consult, can I bill the observation care code?

Answer:
Medicare pays for initial observation care billed by only the physician who ordered hospital outpatient observation services and was responsible for the patient during his/her observation care. All other physicians who furnish consultations or additional evaluations or services while the patient is receiving hospital outpatient observation services must bill the appropriate outpatient service codes.                                                      

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