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Old 10-27-2012, 03:48 PM
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When coding for an office visit for bp/med check and a flu shot is administered should you code for the office visit plus modifier and G0008. My physiician is coding office visit and 90471. The office visit is not being paid and 90471 is.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:42 PM
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if the physician did see the patient and the pt'S BP was a sable chronic condition then you code a low level OV 99211-25 with the flu shot for medicare pts would be G2038 and G0008 or a non medicare pt 90658 AND 90471, however if the ma did the bp check and flu shot then no OV just the the flu shot.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:49 AM
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The 99211 (nurse visit) is bundled into the flu shot, regardless of what else was done. If your physician also saw the patient, bill the appropriate E&M code based on the separately-identifiable key components (stable chronic problem is generally a 99212, but the HPI or exam also have to meet that level), then bill the CPT code for the appropriate flu vaccine, and either 90471 or G0008 (Medicare). Even if the nurse did a BP check, don't also bill the 99211. Make sure the diag for the OV is different from the flu diag-- V04.81. Some payers like the -25, but I wouldn't add it as a matter of course, check with them first.
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