Consultation and Referrals

Consultation services are predominantly billed by specialty physicians. Developed by the AMA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel, current physician visits and consultation codes are determined based on coding guidelines and criteria.  


Learn more about the key components physicians and their staff needs to identify the difference between a consultation and a referral. Find various resources on referrals, consultations and practice guidelines for physicians and qualified non-physician practitioners.

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