consultation -vs- referral

dawn1170

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How would you code this visit Consultation or NP?

HPI:
I am seeing pt in consultation today at the request of Dr M for Morbid Obesity. She is a 30yo female, who has a history of depression and P.C.O.S, who has attempted multiple forms of nonsurgical weight loss, but has been unsuccessful, etc...

ROS: complete ROS documented

PE: complete PE documented

Assessment and Plan:
The patient is a 30yo female who has attempted weight loss previously, but is now interested on our 6 months of supervised weight loss. If this is unsuccessful, she wil be interested in undergoing a LAP Roux-en-Y. We discussed both the weight loss plan as well as potenial for surgery in the future. WE answered all of her questions today andshe met with one of our nutritionists as well. We will see her back in 1 month to discuss her overall success with the nonsurgical weight loss.

Dr X, MD

cc. Dr M

Thank you for your input,
Dawn Smith, CPC
 

Lisa Bledsoe

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Doesn't there have to be more acknowledgement with the report back to the requesting MD than just a cc? It is my understanding that a simple copy of the note to the requesting MD is not adequate. Please correct me if I'm wrong...:(
 

LOVE2CODE

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Consult vs NP

Lisa,
I was just answering Dawn question about Consult vs NP....

But to answer your question, YES, you have to have the THREE R'S to consider the first visit to be a Consult...

1) Request (written) from another Doc

2) Reason (rendering reason for Consult)

3) Report (consult Doc needs to send to referring Doc)

Hope this clarify my response....
 

codegirl0422

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I know the three R's, I know that there has to be a copy of the letter / documentation that a letter was sent back to the requesting MD in the chart, but on the actual consult report, does there need to be more detailed message than cc? I have understood it to be as long as it is in the chart, the cc is alright.

Doesn't there have to be more acknowledgement with the report back to the requesting MD than just a cc? It is my understanding that a simple copy of the note to the requesting MD is not adequate. Please correct me if I'm wrong...:(
 
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