coding for a Rural Health Clinic

Shawna Paul

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I am new to coding for a Rural Health Clinic and am asking for any help please.

One question I have right now is - Can a Rural Health Clinic bill for dressing changes if the patient is only seen by the nurse?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Shawna
 

ajs

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I am new to coding for a Rural Health Clinic and am asking for any help please.

One question I have right now is - Can a Rural Health Clinic bill for dressing changes if the patient is only seen by the nurse?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Shawna
If you mean for a Medicare patient, you cannot bill for dressing changes regardless of nurse or physician. All post-op care is included in the global fee for surgery unless there is a return to the operating room.

For commercial payers the rules may differ, you may be able to bill 99211-24 for the nurse to do dressing changes.
 
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