Billing for 2 consults during same hospital admission

SydGerman

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Our provider recently saw a pt in the hospital on 10/16-11/3 during that time our provider did an initial consult, procedure and a few follow ups. Then on 11/14/19 or provider was called to go see the pt again. Do I bill another consult or another follow up?
 

mdeleon

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Per CPT guidelines, only one consult should be reported by a consultant per admission. Did the provider assume care for the diagnosis he was consulted for? If so, the subsequent visit codes would be billed (99231-3). Those same codes are used to revise recommendations or address a new problem (again, CPT inpatient consultation guidelines).
 
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