Physician Practice

Know the basics to document and bill consultations

Physician Practice Perspective, November 1, 2005

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If the physicians in your practice are unsure of how and when to bill consultations, you could be losing revenue. Generally, reimbursement for consultations is higher than for a new or established visit. However, to receive the higher reimbursement, you need to know how to code and document a consultation correctly to comply with the guidelines of Medicare and all other third-party payers.

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