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CPT: Consultation codes
The author describes changes in CPT codes for 2010 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.
The article describes the requirements for using the consultation codes for outpatient and inpatient encounters.
Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.