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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Question Consultation or Office Visit?

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    I am having some issues deciding between whether a visit should be a consultation or an office visit. Can you please assist with the following:

    1. Patient referred to us by the ED for treatment, Consult or OV?

    2. Patient referred for lesion removal from a Dermatologist. Consult or OV?

    Thanks for helping to clarifying this for us.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls, SD


    I would say they are both office visits, not consults because there is a transfer of care.

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