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Is billing a consult appropriate?

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    If a patient is admitted to the hospital for a heart condition and the patient has end stage renal failure and the cardiologist calls in the nephrologist, and the patient is a person who the nephrologist has already been treating on the outpatient side, is it appropriate for the nephr. to bill a consult if the request, reason, report criteria are met?

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    If a patient is admitted to the hospital for a heart condition and the patient has end stage renal failure and the cardiologist calls in the nephrologist, and the patient is a person who the nephrologist has already been treating on the outpatient side, is it appropriate for the nephr. to bill a consult if the request, reason, report criteria are met?
    YES, Nephrologist can bill for a consult as long as he is not the admitting physician...

    YTH,CPC

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