Question observation consult by specialist

abark77

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When a specialist is consulted on an observation patient in the hospital, what cpt code is used to bill this?
 

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For payers that accept consultation codes, you would use 99241-99245. For Medicare and other payers or plans that no longer accept consultation codes, you would use 99201-99215 for a consultation while the patient is in observation status.
 
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