I'm not one to handle the E/M side of coding for our cardiology practice, but I've got a new physician that has started and he has a question regarding coding for consults on the same day as cardiac catheterizations. The scenario being a patient is admitted with chest pain and elevated troponin levels and consult is requested for cardiology. Our non-interventional cardiologist sees the patient and determines the patient is presenting with a STEMI and send the patient to the cath lab. Our interventional cardiologist performs the cath. His question was are both he and the non-interventional cardiologist able to bill their own respective parts (Consult and cath)? He has stated that CMS has designated Interventional Cardiology as having it's own specialty and was under the impression that he and non-interventional could bill for their respective parts. Any help and direction to documentation would be appreciated.