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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Nashville, TN

    Default Perscription Refills

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    Is there a code for perscription refills? I have a clinic who keeps using a 99211 for the physician doing a perscription refill.

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    Apr 2007


    Is this for a face-to-face visit?
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
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  3. #3
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    Nashville, TN


    yes this is a face to face visit where the pt comes in and just ask for a refill. No exam, not history, no nothing

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Woodbridge, VA


    Per Medicare guidelines, 99211 should not be billed solely for the writing of prescriptions when no other E&M is necessary or performed. "A physician visit is not necessary to routinely provide stable patients with an ongoing medication supply. The documentation for code 99211 or any other E&M code in this circumstance must demostrate a need for clnical evaluation and management (for instance, symptoms or signs reported that are significant enough to necessity evaluation."

    Hope this helps.

    Zaida, CPC

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