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Partha

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Dr. did a consult in the hospital and no one followed the patient for 3 weeks and the hospital called again for another consult. Can we bill this as a consult or do we have to code it different?
 

RebeccaWoodward*

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Dr. did a consult in the hospital and no one followed the patient for 3 weeks and the hospital called again for another consult. Can we bill this as a consult or do we have to code it different?
Not sure I understand what "no one followed the patient for 3 weeks" means but to answer your question...yes...If your provider receives another consult request for the intention of rendering another opinion, it is billable. ;)
 

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Instructions for inpatient consultations codes state "only one consultation should be reported by a consultant per admission". So if this is the same hospitalization, I believe you should bill 99231-99233.

Jerri
 
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