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    Default Consultations Please help

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    Currently in the 2011 CPT coding book for consultations it states under excludes: Another appropriately requested and documented consultation pertaining to the same/new problem;repeat use of consultations codes. Does this mean that physicians can no longer bill another consultation code if has already billed a consultation on this patient even if asked to evaluate the patient again by another provider for the same/new problem I really need an answer. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I'm not sure if you mean that the same physician is doing another consultation on the same patient for the same requesting physician? I just don't see why that would be necessary. If it's the same diagnosis and the physician has already evaluated the patient for that diagnosis and sent a written summary of his/her findings to the requesting doctor, then why does that dr need to see the patient again for the same problem?

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