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on location visits/screenings

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    Medical Coding Books
    Is there a legal way that a physician and his staff can go out on location and do a visit and screenings for like asthma and then bill as if it was done in their office? I dont think they are billing correctly but at a loss to get the proper documentation to prove it.

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    Columbia, MO
    No you cannot use POS as 11 if the service was not rendered in the office setting you must use the appropriate POS code.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Concord, NC or Rochester, NY
    Now that depends, an MD can see a patient at a hospital - for convenience only - and therefore the POS will be 11 (Office). If the visit is done at the home of the patient, there are E&M codes for this which would be POS 12. Take a look at this document to see if your service fits into the standard POS codes:

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