Telephone ConsultDoes a physician need to speak directly to a patient to code for a telephone consult (99371-99373) or can a physician give specific instructions to a staff member to relay to patients? Patients can be difficult to contact, and physicians have limited time during the day. For example, if a nurse relays information that a pregnancy test is negative and that the patient should start her BCP on Sunday, would this be appropriate to code as 99371?
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