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    Red face Nurse visits

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    Does anyone else charge a nurse visit for urine dips and blood draws?

    Thanks

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    Our office does not bill 99211 when only doing a blood draw or urine dips. On www.trailblazerhealth.com there is a document called Documentation Requirements for CPT Code 99211. It states that amont other things, this code should not be used to bill "when drawing blood for laboratory analysis or when performing other diagnostic tests, whether or not a claim for the venipuncture or other diagnostis study test is submitted separately." The documentation for code 99211 or any other E&M code in this circumstance must demonstrate a need for clinical evaluation and management.

    Zaida, CPC
    Urology Practice

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    I totally agree with Zaida.

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    Default Blood Draws and Urine Tests

    I charge only the codes for the blood draw 36415 and urinalysis 81002. No separate 99211 is billed with them for nursing visits.
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Question Tissue expander fills using 99211

    What about for tissue expander fills?? We have never billed for these in the past, but we have some patients that are coming in after thier global period. So they want us to now start billing for any fills by a nurse. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by terridiaz View Post
    What about for tissue expander fills?? We have never billed for these in the past, but we have some patients that are coming in after thier global period. So they want us to now start billing for any fills by a nurse. Thanks
    terridiaz,
    Have you looked at 11950 - 11954?

    These should work :

    11950 Subcutaneous Injection of Filling Material, 1 cc or Less
    11951 " " 1.1 - 5.0 cc
    11952 " " 5.1 - 10.0 cc
    11954 " " over 10.0 cc

    Let me know!!

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    Thanks, I am going to look at this. Sounds like 99211 isn't what we should be billing.

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