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    I was wondering if anyone either knew personally or could help me find some information on whether a medical assistant performing a mini mental exam on a patient can be billed when there is a visit also being performed on the same day. I don't think so but want to be sure.



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    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    You're right, you can't bill for a medical assistant in addition to another E&M. You're thinking of incident-to billing, where an employee (such as a nurse or MA) can perform certain services under the supervision of a physician, and submit a 99211. However, you should not bill that along with another E&M code submitted by your physician on the same day.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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