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99211 - Can we bill a 99211 if a pt was

anggand@aol.com

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Can we bill a 99211 if a pt was scheduled to come in for a drug screening and only sees the nurse. vitals were also taken. The drug screen was requested by the physician.
 

phrazzled

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99211 w/drug screen

A supervised drug screen can be reported with a 99211 if ordered by the physician.
 

blonde01

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Per Medicare, checking the patient's blood pressure alone is not considered medically necessary to be able to bill 99211 along with a drug screen.

CMS 100-20, Transmittal 20
 
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