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appropriate medical records and clinical information, patients can now access a
variety of pediatric specialists and request an eConsult. Often these eConsults can provide the
physician treating you closer to home with important information about
diagnostic or treatment options. In some
cases, an eConsult can save a family the cost and burden of traveling for a
specialized medical opinion. You may find that traveling for specialized treatment is the best next step, but
you are more comfortable with a specific provider or plan moving forward. Video consultations can be requested to
review eConsult report with you and your child’s physician.
An eConsult is an electronic consultation performed by a
Cincinnati Children’s physician. A
Cincinnati Children’s doctor will review medical records, testing, and imaging
and provide a consultation to a local physician from a distance.
are not appropriate for every situation.
At Cincinnati Children’s we will review each indication as we work with
specialists here to determine types of conditions/diseases that they feel they
can consult on and add value to care plan via eConsult
An eConsult costs
$495.00. This is not a service that is
currently covered by insurance.
Cincinnati Children’s will not bill insurance companies for this
service. The fee must be paid in advance
of the eConsult being completed. If
additional services like radiology review of records are required, you would be
advised of any additional fees prior to those additional services being
conducted. If a radiologist is going to review your imaging that additional fee ranges from $50-$150 depending on the type of study.
Cincinnati Children’s works
closely with some other healthcare institutions and companies to provide
eConsults to their patients/employees as part of a contracted arrangement. If you believe your consult is a result of
one of these agreements, please discuss that with the coordinator prior to
providing any form of payment.
After you complete the
web-based form, a coordinator will contact you in 1-2 business days. S/He will outline additional information
needed based on the patient’s condition and questions.
Additional information will
eConsult results are provided
via secure email to requesting provider within 3-5 business days of receipt of
completed above information.
No. Patients that live in certain states are not
able to access eConsults because of laws and regulations in their state.
Certain conditions are not
appropriate for eConsultation.
Nourah Al-Shammari is one of many international patients who have been treated at Cincinnati Children's.
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