If a patient is seen in the hospital previously, say 6 months ago and we are called in to consult, is that considered an existing patient?
- If the patient is subsequently admitted to the same hospital due solely to an SAE, but is seen by a different physician, would the hospital receive payment for this subsequent admission?
- Im still very confused about the inpatient "consult." If we have seen the patient for anything in the past 3 years, we must use Established codes?
- When should a patient suffering from Dengue go to the hospital or consult a doctor?