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  1. Exclamation 99202/99242
    Medical Coding Books
    Am I able to code both of these for one visit without a modifier, or at all?!?

  2. #2
    Lauderdale Lakes
    Why would you bill both of these?

  3. Default
    That is how my provider wants to do it, but it didnt make sense to me to do it that way.

  4. #4
    Lauderdale Lakes
    Its one or the other. A consult is when a doctor (normally a primary physician) refers the patient to a specialist. The specialist will examine the patient and is supposed to send a consult note back to the primary stating what his recomendations are. If the specialists starts any treatment on that patient then it is no longer a consult and then you would bill a new patient. You cant bill both.

    Also alot of insurance companies are not accepting the consult codes anymore.

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