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Subsequent OV after IP Consult

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    HI--can anyone direct me to the CMS guidelines which state that after a patient is seen in consultation in the hospital and is then seen in the provider office in follow up this should be billed/coded as an established visit and not a office consultation. I have a physician that is adamant the follow up visit should be a consultation even though we are assuming care of the patient.

    Thanks so much!!

    Juliette

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    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/transmittals/...ads/R782CP.pdf

    bottom of page 13, very clearly states this is incorrect.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmryn78 View Post
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/transmittals/...ads/R782CP.pdf

    bottom of page 13, very clearly states this is incorrect.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC
    I am so glad that you have posted this link. I had a unpleasant discussion regarding hospitalist doing "consults" then following with medical management during the patients hospital stay with a coworker. I have been coding for the last 10 years but did not get my CPC until this past June so having this information will be very beneficial.

    Thank you

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