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Reader Question:
Differentiate Between Inpatient, Office Consult With This Advice

Question: Is there a difference between an office consultation and an inpatient consultation? When should we use each code set? Pennsylvania Subscriber Answer: You would use the codes depending on the patient’s hospital status at the time of the consultation. According to CPT® 2019, you should report inpatient consults when “an inpatient consultation is performed on a date that the patient is admitted [...]