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Topic Originator: Bev
Post Date March 4, 2009 @ 1:31 PM
Cardiology subspecialty referrals

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In a cardiology practice we are hiring an EP doc, which is a subspecialty of Cardiology.  Can one cardiologist refer to the EP cardiologist and the EP cardiologist can bill a consultation?  (Same tax ID)

The CPT guidelines state same speciality is just like seeing the same doctor under one tax ID, therefore they could not be a referring doctor used for a consultation.  

I have had conflicting answers to this quesiton.  Thanks, Bev

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