Colonoscopy and EGD On the Same Day

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June 27, 2013

Question:

We are in a multi-specialty group and recently hired a gastroenterologist. Our colorectal surgeon wants to know if she performs a colonoscopy on the same day that the gastroenterologist performs an EGD, for example, will both services be paid?

Answer:

Yes, we would expect both physicians to be paid and at 100% of the fee schedule. The physicians are of different specialties and performing distinct and separate procedures. They are not assisting each other and they are not performing distinct separate parts of the same procedure, but are independently performing their own surgical procedure.