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Jean Posted Wed 16th of February, 2011 21:12:33 PM

Can you bill for oxygen given to a patient in the office seperate from the office visit?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 16th of February, 2011 23:04:46 PM

When a doctor prescribes the oxygen, you should use the appropriate office visit code that describes the procedure and services performed by the physicians that necessitates the need for oxygen. Full documentation of the medical billing claim will insure that your bundled oxygen administrations codings get full reimbursement.

For example, if you have a physician who performs a detailed examination and incurs moderate complexity decision making before administering oxygen to a known patient who is having a possible reaction to an injection you will want to use 99214 (Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of an established patient...), as well as any additional procedures and special services.

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