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Consultation question

  1. #1
    Default Consultation question
    Medical Coding Books
    I want to make sure that when I am billing out consultations that I am correct..

    if the doctor does not state "at the request of Dr. ..... in either his office visit or letter, it can or cannot be billed out as a consult. We do have the formal request from the consulting physician.

    I just want to be sure that I am doing this correctly.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. #2
    You have the formal request and that's great but a one liner such as "Dr. Apple asked me for my advice/opinion for Mrs. Jones for her knee pain..." has to be in the dictated consult.

  3. #3
    That's what I thought, just wanted to double check.

    Thanks for the help!

  4. #4
    Capital Coders, Columbia, SC
    I continuously have to hound my orthopedists about this. It is helpful to also include a simple "Cc: Dr Apple" at the bottom of the dictation. That way, your "three R's" of the consult are documented.

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