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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire

    Question 90772

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    We are having a big contraversy regarding the wording of this code. Is the provider suppose to stand over the nurse, or MA when they inject the medication? Or is the provider suppose inject the medication? I think that direct supervision means being avilable if there is a reaction. I am interesed to see what this brings as conversation.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter


    I would agree with you; but I could not find anything in writing. If you doc belongs to AMA you may be able to post that question to them.

    Tina Reich, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    I believe "direct supervision" simply means that the physician is present in the office/suite. They do not need to observe the actual injection.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bettendorf, Iowa


    Our office interprets this to mean the physician must be on site in the office.

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