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    Can we bill a 99211 if a pt was scheduled to come in for a drug screening and only sees the nurse. vitals were also taken. The drug screen was requested by the physician.
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-20-2016 at 04:29 AM.

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    Default 99211 w/drug screen

    A supervised drug screen can be reported with a 99211 if ordered by the physician.

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    Per Medicare, checking the patient's blood pressure alone is not considered medically necessary to be able to bill 99211 along with a drug screen.

    CMS 100-20, Transmittal 20
    Chastity Nault, CPC
    HIM Professional Services Coder - Remote

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