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CMS ending reimbursement for consultations

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    Default CMS ending reimbursement for consultations
    Medical Coding Books
    We have heard that CMS is considering eliminating consultation codes from their 2010 fee schedule. Instead all office visits would have to be billed as new or established patient visits. Also in the hospital setting all inpatient visits would have to be billed as either initial or subsequent hospital care.

    Has anyone else heard of this? Do you think the proposal will go through?

    With the 2010 CPT already gone to print it seems like a little late to making this decision for 2010.

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default Still just a proposal
    As of right now this is still just a proposal.

    There are several threads on the forum about this ... have been for a couple of months now. Search for "consult codes ending" and you'll probably find more info than you even want.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks, that didn't bring any results up, other than my post. I will try a few other searches.

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