ED Consult visits

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:51 am

If a Hospitalist is consulted in the ED to determine admission criteria and chooses to discharge the patient instead, does he charge an ED visit or an outpatient consult visit? I know ED's are treated somewhat differently. If an Observation is consulted it is 99201-99205. But what should an ED consult be?
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:12 am

The outpatient E/M codes are used, and depending on insurance it can be 99201-99215, 99241-99245.

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