yes, that is correct. the 99214, and 99215 cannot be used under those guidelines. the teaching physician must be present for the higher level
evals and all invasive procedures. if the patient presents with more
complex issues during a session in which the teaching doc meets the criteria for billing under the 'primary exception', the teaching doc may bill for the higher code using the GC modifer, showing that the 'teaching physician policy' was applied during that instance and not the 'primary care exception'.
this is per AAPC study guide module 6, 2003.
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