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    If Dr. A, a surgeon, asks Dr. B for a consult and then a few days later Dr. B examines patient for discharge and discharges patient--- Does Dr. B get to report the discharge code? All of Dr. A's visits are under the global umbrella.

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    JV

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    What specialty is Dr. B? What was the reason for the consult?

    I would think that the physician who dictates the discharge would get credit. So if Dr. B did the discharge orders/dictation and he is not a surgeon, then it would not be in global for him/her.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Dr. A is a surgeon and Dr. B is an internal med specialist.

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