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  1. #1
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    Default Question about consults concerning consulting doctor?

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if it made a difference if the consult request was signed by one physician, however, our doctor addressed the letter to a partner in the practice. Does the consult letter need to be addressed exactly to the person doing the requesting?

    I am thinking the letter and note should really be changed.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Never had this happen before but I agree with you, he needs to change the documentation to match the request.

    I generally have the flip side, the request is for Dr. A but Dr. B is his partner and the one that is doing rounds that day. There doesn't seem to be an issue with this, but I am thinking there is no way around it for the requesting physician unless they stop practicing and someone else picked up where they left off.

    Just my thoughts,

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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