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Pediatric Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Lean Toward Consults When You Can

Question: We have two specialists in our group, one of whom is a pediatric endocrinologist, the other specializes in behavioral pediatrics. If one of the other physicians in our group refer a patient to them for an endocrine or behavioral issue, should we use just an E/M code, or should we instead use a consult code? We have had better luck [...]