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Pediatric Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Know the Consult Rules

Question: A patient presented for an ADHD evaluation. Can we report consult code 99242 if he spent 30 minutes with the patient face-to-face? Is it safe to say that consult codes are not limited to specialists, that a primary PCP can use consult codes?
Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: Yes, a primary care physician (PCP) can use consult codes, as long as [...]