I need to know how other doctors are informing their coders on consultations that are seen at the hospital, especially subsequent days when they are the admitting dr. There is a dictated h&p for the admit date, but the subsequent days before a surgery (or even if no surgery is preformed) is always handwritten, and we must send a coworker to the hospital to copy these notes and bring back to the office so that we have proof that they actually saw the patient and we can charge. This has been proven time consuming and our drs no longer want this done. We are NOT comfortable "assuming" that they saw the pt and therefore charging the insurance company. We need to know how other offices handle this scenario. Thanks for your input.