I would say that depends on whether or not you have documentation that the patient saw a nurse or MA.
99211 is MD-not-required lasting less than 5 minutes so there doesn't have to be a lot to the documentation, but there has to be proof of a face-to-face with someone.
To clarify, yes, I agree it has to be other than performing the dip/reagent. That's what I meant by "saw" the nurse or MA. Presumably, the nurse would document the patient's current complaint and discuss the case with the MD and they would develop a treatment plan or not if it isn't warranted. Then the 99211 is perfectly legitimate.
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