In order to bill a consult you need to have the following
A request from appropriate source and reason for the consult documented in your medical record
The physician then has render the consultation; the note should address who the requesting doctor was and the consulting opionion or recommendations. When Medicare use to pay for consultations, "the intent of the request" was big point. The consulting doctor should understand what the intent of the request is and be able to respond accordingly.
A written report back to the requesting is required.
You will see this type of information in the CPT Manual. I would let your previous source know that it is absurb that they are stating dx drives payment for a consultation.
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