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    Does anyone bill for pt coming in just for BP check and if so what do you document to show the need for a 99211. management thinks we should be able to bill for this service.
    Last edited by Jamiemrph485; 11-24-2010 at 07:36 AM.

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    Apr 2007
    Phoenix, AZ


    IMO, if the patient is coming in for a BP check, he/she should not be billed.

    1. It's good PR to have the patient come in for a BP check for free. With the high cost of health care and patients always looking for a bargain, why would you charge them for something they can receive for free at a fire station, pharmacy or drug store?
    2. Keeps the patient in contact with his/her MD office. If the patient returns to your office for BP checks and there is a problem, zip them in to see the MD. Your office has his/her history.

    For 99211, you need a chief complaint, vitals and medical necessity.

    Good luck,
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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