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    when administering a h pylori breath test does the doctor have to be present in the office?

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    If you are trying to bill "Incident to" Dr must be at the office and immediately available.

    CMS Claims Chapter 15
    60.1 - Incident To Physician's Professional Services
    B - Direct Personal Supervision

    "Direct supervision in the office setting does not mean that the physician must be present in the same room with his or her aide. However, the physician must be present in the office suite and immediately available to provide assistance and direction throughout the time the aide is performing services."

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