Archive for The Day of December 1st, 2004

Archive for the Day of December 1st, 2004

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of December 1st, 2004.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during December 1st, 2004.

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Consulting Charges vs. New Patient Visits

I thought I would post these thoughts today; as these billing issues have continued to pop-up frequently. As coders, we know that there are many instances when a Consultation charge would be applicable to bill for a physicians’ service. These codes include 99241-99255 However, time and time again I see this mistake occuring when billing for my own client’s who code their superbills. The OIG has issued many intensified directives when billing illegal Consultation charges. I believe that the best example would be as follows to describe the difference and when to use and when not to use a consultation charge. If Dr. Happy refers a patient to obtain an

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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