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pre-op kegel training for patients going to have a vasectomy

David Posted Wed 01st of March, 2017 15:41:49 PM
I am wondering if we can be charging a nursing visit for the following situation: A patient is scheduled to have a transurethral resection of their prostate due to BPH or prostate cancer. After this procedure most patients experience stress incontinence to some degree. So weeks prior to their procedure, they come in and meet with a nurse, under direct supervision on the physician. They discuss this with the patient, hand out information and discuss and do kegel training. In the past we have been billing a nursing visit 99211. Now we are wondering if this is billable? Please advise. Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Thu 02nd of March, 2017 03:04:44 AM

This type of visit can be billed with CPT code 99211 provided your medical documentation should clearly justify the intent and the necessity of the visit. You should use the most appropriate ICD 10 CM codes (encounter for suspected complication of surgery ) to get this paid.

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