In our General Surgery practice we rarely bill for Consultations. To constitute a consult the referred to doctor must not assume the care of that patient for the specific problem, instead of treating the problem the referred to doctor is suppose give their opinion to the requesting physician on how they should go about treating the patient. That is almost never the case for us the surgeon will take the patient to surgery and treat the problem, therefore they assume the care for that specific problem. So the patient is new on the initial visit, not a consult.
There is also other criteria for consult billing a request, and written letter back must be documented too.
I hope this helps.
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