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    If a physician (other than the ER physician) does a consult in the ER and they cannot bill a consult (Insurance follows CMS guidelines), can they bill using the Emergency Department codes? Or would this visit have to be coded as new/established patient?

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    We bill ER codes and we follow CMS. We convert to the New/Est is when the patient is in OBS status. Hope the helps

    Kelsey, CPC

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