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Provider Coverage

Annie Posted Fri 12th of December, 2014 18:16:28 PM

We have a provider that covered for another provider while they were out but when the provider returned back he consulted that same provider for follow therapy and equipment on discharge can we bill for a full consult.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of December, 2014 07:30:55 AM

Thank you for your question.

I want to make sure I am understanding you question:

Provider A was out of the office, and Provider B was covering.

Provider B saw a patient and billed a consultation...when Provider A returned he saw the same patient in consultation for his own review/treatment plan?

Please clarify to ensure I am appropriately answering your query.

Thank you

Annie Posted Mon 15th of December, 2014 10:19:36 AM

Provider B was covering for A. When provider A returned he consulted provider B for review/treatment plan after provider B was already covering for him.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of December, 2014 12:17:36 PM

That would not be a billable service.

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