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    A patient goes to the ER with LLQ abdominal pain. The ER doctor will code LLQ pain as encounter diagnosis. Then the ER doc calls for a gastroenterologist consult. Does the gastro doc also code LLQ abdominal pain? And if so who gets paid.

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    The GI doc would code whatever his findings are, which may or may not be the same as the ER doc. They should both get paid if billed appropriately.

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