Hi Everyone.
I have a consult question. Coding Pain Mgmt, we have an established patient, an inmate, who has returned for #2 in a series of 3 tranforaminal block. However, it was decided he would benefit more from facet blocks in the future. I see no request from the prision, or mention in dictation, for a new problem. Office has coded it as a consult because the request for a different procedure needs to be approved by the prision. Consult vs established f/u?
Thanks for all the help.