AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: initial consult office visit

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Question initial consult office visit

    AAPC: Back to School
    Can anybody tell me if or can a NP see a patient on it first initial consultation visit alone or should it be done by the physician?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Minneapolis MN


    If your NP is working incident - to, then any problem addressed needs to be an established problem - which means the physician needs to see the patient initially. If your NP is working independently, they can see new or established patients.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bettendorf, IA


    I agree with gailmc. We have our docs see any new patients at least for the first visit & then our NP sees them after that. Good luck!

Similar Threads

  1. Initial Consult or Subsequent Hospital Visit??
    By cindyt in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-17-2015, 02:52 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-30-2013, 12:59 PM
  3. Initial preventive and new office visit?
    By veloso in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-05-2010, 09:51 AM
  4. Initial Office Visit
    By Pawanarya in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-16-2008, 06:59 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-22-2008, 11:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.