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    I'm having a problem getting 99211 and 84703 to get paid together. The insurance is dening the 99211 for nurse service. It states this service is not separatley payable. It either has been or will have to be part of a more global service and related fee. This patient was not pregnant if you need to know.


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    the urinalysis code for pregnancy test is 81025 atleast that is what I have used and no problems

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    Thank you so much! Looks like we have been using the wrong procedure code for pregnancy tests!!

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    Columbia, MO


    If I can interject here... You cannot charge a 99211 for the nurse to see a patient and administer a urine dip. It does not meet the definition of incident to which is required when billing a level 99211 and the patient is seen only by ancillary personnel.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Is it still acceptable to bill a 99211 for the admin and counseling of an 81025 pregnancy test?

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