We are having yet another discussion on the MLN Matters article - this time regarding the ER consult codes.
I was under the impression that if our doctor was asked to see a patient in the Emergency Room by the attending then he would now bill from the 99281-99288 series of codes. There is no admission, just a consult.
Another coder in our office is stating that our doctor (under the same scenario) can't bill from this group of codes because he did not arrange to have the patient meet him at the ER and not see any other doctor.
The MLN Matters bulletin, on the bottom of pg. 4 leads me to believe otherwise.
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