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Primary Care Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Document More Than Time in This Consult-Patient Scenario

Question: Our doctor called a radiologist to discuss an X-ray with him. This took around 10 minutes. Then, the provider called an established patient via video/Skype to discuss the results of the X-ray, which took 15 minutes. Can we bill for these calls given that they are so brief? Virginia Subscriber Answer: For the consultation between the radiologist and your provider, you [...]