E/M 99211 & Narcotic Refill Rx


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There is a Physician in my group who does refills every 30 days on Narcotic refill prescriptions. When the patient comes in for the refill Rx, the patient is seen by the Certified Medical Assistant, a blood pressure is taken, and the new Rx is given. The Physician does not see the patient during this encounter.
The Physician bills the 99211 in this case.

He does follow up with the patient for a regular Medication Management every 3 months, does the complete ROS, HPI, and follows up with how the patient is handling the prescription plus any other issues.

My question is, with the monthly refill every 30 days, the patient seeing the MA, is it appropriate to bill the 99211?

Thank you!