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    I am new to coding for a Rural Health Clinic and am asking for any help please.

    One question I have right now is - Can a Rural Health Clinic bill for dressing changes if the patient is only seen by the nurse?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Shawna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawna Paul View Post
    I am new to coding for a Rural Health Clinic and am asking for any help please.

    One question I have right now is - Can a Rural Health Clinic bill for dressing changes if the patient is only seen by the nurse?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Shawna
    If you mean for a Medicare patient, you cannot bill for dressing changes regardless of nurse or physician. All post-op care is included in the global fee for surgery unless there is a return to the operating room.

    For commercial payers the rules may differ, you may be able to bill 99211-24 for the nurse to do dressing changes.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Thanks. That is what I thought.

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