First - was the patient referred for evaluation and treatment or was a consultation requested? I try to explain the difference between the words "referral" and "request for consult" to my providers, but it's really difficult to get it through to them - on both sides (the referring/requesting and the treating/consulting). As for your question, in my opinion, if Dr. B does not state in his documentation that Dr. A requested a consultation and why, then it is not a consultation. Even though they have a shared EMR, each encounter note must stand on it's own to support what is coded.
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