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Document your way to payment for consultations

Physician Practice Perspective, November 11, 2003

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When physicians encounter situations they aren't sure how to handle, they usually consult with another physician for a second opinion. Such consultations are very common, but getting paid for them can be tricky. It takes more than spoken re-quests and confirmations to prove that a consult actually occurred. Your documentation must meet the current procedural terminology (CPT) guidelines for a consultation; otherwise your claims will be denied.

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