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    Question Hospital Consults

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    Anyone out there with experience billing for Hospitalists? Do you allow them to code consults?
    Kelly G.

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    Sure, they can, if they dictate the consult and don't follow them again. We use both the inpatient and outpt consults- if they are already admitted to the floor as an inpatient.Outpatient codes are used if they are seen in the ER and then they are sent home by the ER doctor, or if they are on the floor as an Obs.
    cld

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    So, you are saying if they do not continue to see them throughout the hospital stay, you will allow them to code a consult?
    Kelly G.

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    Thanks, these are great resources!!
    Kelly G.

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