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who can do this CPT 51700?

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    I have a Urologist that is having his RN perform CPT 51700, per the desk reference it only mentions that the MD would be performing this. Can our RN do this or not? Thank you

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    Are you billing for the physician? What kind of location is it? In our group if the RN is employed by the hospital, the charge is not billable.

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    our nurses always do it, the doctor's don't. I also tell the nurses to charge the 99211 code as well since they are taking the time to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDH CPC CPMA View Post
    our nurses always do it, the doctor's don't. I also tell the nurses to charge the 99211 code as well since they are taking the time to do it.
    You cannot charge a 99211 for the nurse to perform a scheduled procedure, the nurses time is inclusive with the procedure code so you are billing for it twice.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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