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Thread: Consultation After Scope

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Default Consultation After Scope

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    This may seem elementary to some but...
    Our GI doc does a colonoscopy by a referral from a PCP. He doesn't see the patient prior to the scope. It's not a screening, but the patient has complaints. Then a few days after the scope is performed the GI doc brings the patient in to discuss the results and to take over care of the patient's complaints. This is a new patient to the GI doc.

    Question: Since the GI doc did the colonoscopy before seeing the patient, would the "follow up visit" be considered established, or could it be a new patient?

    My Opinion: I believe since the doctor has seen the patient "face-to-face" technically, that it has to be an established office visit.

    Any advice, opinions, please?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I agree, established patient.

    Michele R. Hayes, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CGIC

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