Consult vs Consult

MSBEACHUM

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Have two doctors that are under the same tax id # and same speciality. Dr. A reffers patients to Dr B.
Dr. B billed a consult. Is Dr A allowed to come back and bill a consult also at a later time if patient is seen again in hospital on a later date by Dr A
 

mitchellde

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If they are they same specialty then Dr. B could not bill a consult. and neither can Dr. A. What was the reason for the patient to need to see the second Dr of the same specialty?
 

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If they are in the same practice and of the same specialty there is no necessity for a consult by either doctor. If one is only covering for the other that is not a consult.
 
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