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    I was asked today by Pediatric Doctor how she could code parent wanting to meet Doctor & discuss some behavior problems she is having with her child (child wasn't present) and the child will see the Doctor for a WCC at a later time. Can you help me find the answer? Thanks

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    Apr 2007

    Talking Peds Consultation

    Yes she can code that she can use consultation one or she can use the preventive medicine that has to do with individual, behavior, or group which ever apply for you situation. If you need anymore help feel fee to ask.

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Time based coding

    There are a number of similar questions on these forums. Search for "patient not present" or "counseling/coordination of care" or "time-based coding."

    This would NOT be a consultation if it is the child's regular pediatrician. It would be an established patient visit.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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