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    If a patient was seen at the hospital and radiologist read the xray. The patient was then
    referred to the orthopedic physician for a consult. The orthopist has a copy of the radiologist report for the consult. Can the orthopedist bill a 76140 for looking at the written report?

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    Columbia, MO
    no looking at the report provided by the radiologist is part of the E&M.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you for your help!

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    Debra is correct...he did not actually "read" the report.

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