May 5, 2022
What code do use when our pain doctor sees a patient in the emergency department for a consultation at the request of the ED physician? Our pain doctor treated the patient and discharged the patient from the ED.
Since the patient was not admitted your physician to the hospital you code it as an ED visit, 9928x, when the payor does not recognize the consultation (9924x) codes.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/05/22