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    Is there a CPT and ICD 9 code if the patient is called to exam room and written up by nurse, then leaves before the Dr. comes in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONNIEFRYOU View Post
    Is there a CPT and ICD 9 code if the patient is called to exam room and written up by nurse, then leaves before the Dr. comes in?
    What did they come in for?

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    She came in for a referral to a Gynocologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONNIEFRYOU View Post
    She came in for a referral to a Gynocologist.
    Okay - for routine care, or because she had a problem?

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    I think routine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONNIEFRYOU View Post
    I think routine!
    V68.81 (Referral of patient without examination or treatment)

    Don't bill higher than a 99211...

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    Thanks for your help!!

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    Since you are helping me, i have another question. What if a patient comes in because they need a wic form filled out and nurse had to get height and weight. Didn't see a dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONNIEFRYOU View Post
    Since you are helping me, i have another question. What if a patient comes in because they need a wic form filled out and nurse had to get height and weight. Didn't see a dr.
    I'm not 100% sure on this one - I'd say either V70.3 (Other exam for administrative purposes - eg, insurance certification) , V68.89 (Other specified administrative purposes), or, if a certificate was issued, V68.09 (Other issue of medical certificates.

    Height and weight are technically exam elements, but I don't know if it's enough to justify the V70.3 or not. You should check with your state Medicaid office on how they want that billed. You'll probably have to add a 32 modifier on whichever CPT code you use.

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    Ok thank you so much!!!

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