When billing 96372 - the CPT states to only bill with "direct physician supervision", which I believe is defined as a physician has to be in the building in order to bill this code.
My questions is:
When we bill this code for depo-provera injections, we have the medical assistant give the injection to the patient, work up the chart, and send the chart to the physician that was in the office at that time for signature and supervision notes.
The physicians in our office are not wanting to sign off on patient charts that are not theirs, so they want us to send it to the patients physician for signature - not the physician that was in the office at the time of the injection - and they are saying that is okay becuase they all bill under the same tax-id.
Can anyone give their opinion on this? We dont want to get into a scenario where we cant prove which physician was actually present and why the physician that was no where near the patient at the time signed off on the chart.
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