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Nurse teaching pt how to give insulin shots

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    Default Nurse teaching pt how to give insulin shots
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    If a patient is schedule to see the nurse and the patient is being taught how to give themself a shot would this code be 99211 since it is a minimal visit and there is not a doctor needed?

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    yes, if your nurses document their services and their documentation supports it ... we do use 99211 for our nurse visits only. (teaching, immunizations, depo's, etc). BUT - they support it with documentation.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    I agree with Donna.
    DJ

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    Agreeing with Deb and Donna!
    Sheila

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