Does anyone else find a single charge for a 'consult' overly restrictive. I would find more sense in charging and itemising for actual treatment.
For example when comparing two patients:
consultation 1 may be:
- Diabetes review - assessment conducted
- Involuted nails - IGTN @ hallux of BF
- Onychomycosis at the 5th toe RF
- Callus border of the heels BF
For this consultation the code of F012 applies and is a flat fee of say $50
consultation 2 may be:
F012, also a charge of $50
Would it not make more sense for a flat fee of say $30 be charged for a consultation and then individual items be created for individual treatments. So there was be a code for IGTN, Mycosis Rx and so on. This would also help with treatment tracking and developing accurate statistics.