Question 99211 for COVID swab

twalls

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HI! I am having a hard time justifying why we should bill a 99211 for a COVID swab when we don't have any vitals, or any other elements of a nurse visit. Basically the note is just a means to put the order in for the swab and the pt is swabbed in a parking lot or sent to a lab. The pt might not even be sick, might just need the test preprocedural, school, ect. Is anyone billing 99211 for the swab?
 

pcapozzoli

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Yes, we are using 99211 for the Covid swab. I did a webinar recently which did say it is correct to use this code for the swab as long as the test was completed. I also am just checking to see if there is anything else I need to know about how to bill this out correctly.
 
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