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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Richmond, VA

    Default Nurse 99212?

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    Can a nurse bill a 99212 if the time is documented??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    absolutely not. E&M levels are always provider levels (physician, NP, PA), the 99211 is referred to as a "nurse" level but truely it is not. It is a provider level that the provider is allowed to charge when a qualified ancillary staff member is the one face to face with the patient carrying out the physicians orders, while the provider is in the immediate office suite area.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Apr 2007
    Richmond, VA

    Default Thank you

    Thank you.....i was asked and i was pretty sure the answer was no but i wanted a second opinion.

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