Yes, you are correct. A 99211 is billable under those conditions. If you go to www.aafp.org and type "billing for medical assistants" you will be able to find many articles to support this.
Here's a paragraph from one of the articles on AAFP:
"While MAs do not directly generate large amounts of revenue, physicians can bill for simple visits involving MAs by using code 99211. Per CPT, this code is for "Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient that may not require the presence of a physician. Usually, the presenting problem(s) are minimal and 5 minutes are typically spent performing or supervising these services.â€ť
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