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Risky Times for Risk Management
By J. Dennis Mock

Understanding the distinction between consultations (reported with the CPT® consult codes) and referrals (reported with office visit or inpatient care codes) has long been problematic for physicians and their billing agents. OIn the business world, every industry has some level of associated risk. Risk exposure typically falls into three categories: occurrences we know may happen, events we think may happen, and those that are unexpected - the ones that blind side us.

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