In Billing
Dec 28th, 2017
In August 2017, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) indicated they would no longer reimburse inpatient and outpatient consultation codes, as of Oct. 1, 2017. When the implementation date came, UHC indicated they would delay the consultation services revision until 2018: We previously announced that certain revisions to the Consultation Services Reimbursement Policy would become effective for UnitedHealthcare Co...
Aug 1st, 2013
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC “Remember the ‘Three Rs’ for Payers Accepting Consults” (June 2013, pages 26-29) generated more than the usual number of reader responses, and a few readers took issue with my insistence that what matters most when coding for consultations are a documented request, reason, and report. Specifically, they suggested what mattered ...