Latey, our doctor due to a time constraint has been briefly seeing a pt on one day and completing and dictating his consultation report on the next day. He does also see the patient on the next day for a more comprehensive assessment. He wants to bill for a visit on the first date and a consult on the next date. My feeling is that he should bill only for the consultation when it is completed on the following day. I feel that it would send out a red flag to bill a visit prior to the date of the consultation, and that he should only bill for the consultation on the date that he completes his entire assessment.

What do you think?