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  1. #1
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Question Consults
    Medical Coding Books
    Should the verbage in a note from the referring provider "refer to GI for further eval" be counted as a consult. I have my own opinion on this. I would just like to how other coders may view this term.

    Thank you.

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    To me the physician made a referral. If he was sending thr patient to you as a consult, then he would have stated so. You can't provider/code/bill a consult if you were not asked to provide a consult

    And my 2nd question would be "further eval of what?"

    Referral-----"refer to GI for further eval of GERD"
    Consult----"consult from GI for GERD"

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