Question E/M guidelines

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I have a question regarding the E/M coding for a straightforward problem; per the recent AAD presentation, E/M Coding Changes for 2021, Major changes ahead, the straightforward level clearly states that the problem may not require the presences of the physician or other QHP. I have also seen this wording in a NAMAS article. Does this mean that the nursing staff can bill a 99212/99202 under the physician's supervision?
 

AmandaBriggs

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No, nursing staff is only eligible to bill a 99211 under the physician's supervision. The verbiage for a straightforward problem simply means that the problem would have likely resolved on its own, but the patient chose to pursue care for it.
 
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