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Endocrinologists seek delay on consultation-code policy shift
Modern Healthcare - Jennifer Lubell

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in a petition to Congress has asked lawmakers to delay implementation of a new Medicare policy that would eliminate consultation codes for specialists. The CMS’ new policy, which went into effect on Jan. 1, no longer allows endocrinologists and other cognitive specialists to bill for consultations provided for patients referred to them by primary-care physicians.