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  1. Question Consult vs Admit coding
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    Hello,
    I am trying to determine which codes Florida "non Medicare" insurance companies want Specialist' to use for their first visit to a patient during an inpatient hospital stay. Does anyone have feedback on this?

    Thanks,
    Kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim culp View Post
    Hello,
    I am trying to determine which codes Florida "non Medicare" insurance companies want Specialist' to use for their first visit to a patient during an inpatient hospital stay. Does anyone have feedback on this?

    Thanks,
    Kim
    You would need to check with the commercial carriers, but most expect you to use the In-Patient Consultation codes.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    this would depend on whether your provider was asked for an opinion. If so, the inpatient consult, if not - then why are they seeing the patient?

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