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Nurse Visit for Pre-Op Care

Barbara Posted Mon 01st of March, 2010 18:19:28 PM

Patient is scheduled to come to office to see RN for pre-op care including signing consent form, pre-op and post op instructions, is
this a billable service (99211)? The patient does not see the Physician on this date.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Tue 02nd of March, 2010 15:53:28 PM

Whether the physician saw the patient at that time of signing papers or not, this type of encounter is not billable, when the decision for Sx is already made. The pre-op document signing and other paperworks are all included within the surgical care and fee itself.

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