|May 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 5
A consult calls for more expertise, not lessMelanie
RN, CPC, MA
Q A patient was sent to a midwife by the physician managing her pregnancy. She was sent to obtain information on midwifery so she could decide whether to transfer care.
Can this visit be billed as a consultation, since the physician asked the midwife to see the patient?