AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Evaluation and Management, Consultation (Q&A) (August 1997)

August 1997 page 19c Coding Consultation Evaluation and Management, Consultation (Q&A) Question In the consultation guidelines, a consultation is defined as a type of service provided by a physician whose opinion or advice regarding evaluation and/or management of a specific problem is requested by another physician or other appropriate source. Please define "other appropriate source". AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, CPT guidelines do not set restrictions regarding individuals who may be considered an "other appropriate source." Some common examples may include a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language therapist...

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