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This is tougher because there can be many codes for office visits:
99241 Office consultation for a new or established patient, which requires these 3 key components: A problem focused history; A problem focused examination; and Straightforward medical decision making. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other providers or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are self limited or minor. Physicians typically spend 15 minutes face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
This is probably appropriate for the first doctor since it was primarily focused on the lungs.
71020 Radiologic examination, chest, two views, frontal and lateral;
3006F Chest X-ray results documented and reviewed (CAP)
99204 Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components: A comprehensive history; A comprehensive examination; Medical decision making of moderate complexity. Counseling and/or coordination of care with other providers or agencies are provided consistent with the nature of the problem(s) and the patient's and/or family's needs. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are of moderate to high severity. Physicians typically spend 45 minutes face-to-face with the patient and/or family.
This is probably appropriate for the specialist, given the fact it is "moderate complexity" and a comprehensive exam was done.
i need the CPT codes for these treatments.
established patient w/ possible case of bronchitis (code for office visit and diag. code for bronchitis)
radiology dept. code for the chest x-ray (71020)
radiologist (sep. charge for this dr.); with consultation to another doctor (pulmonologist) and the pulmonologist code for the examination.
This is for a coding class and I don't know how to find these codes on my own. I think that we have to code the three visits to three doctors with their charges for the tests.
I thing the office codes above are appropiate for the original doctor, and the specialist.
Here are some more codes:
76140 Consultation on x-ray examination made elsewhere, written report
Radiologists typically do not charge for "consultation" with another doctor, since that is usually assumed in the charge for their interpretation. The pulmonologist can call the radiologist to discuss the findings of the chest xray, but this is not a separate charge. The radiologist makes his money on interpretation of the 71020 code.
I'm not sure to what a "radiology department code" for the chest xray refers; every hospital department may have a different internal code for specific studies.
There is another different answer coming from another expert that may help answer all your questions about these codes (as these are codes often seen by primary care physicians). Best of luck with your class.