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Topic Originator: Kristie
Post Date February 5, 2009 @ 12:22 PM
Billing Injections

February 5, 2009 @ 12:22 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I had a question regarding billing 96372 vs 99211.  I see where you use 96372 if there is direct physician supervision.  When it says direct physician supervision, does that mean that the physician has to be in the exam room with the patient at the time the injection is given?  Or can he be somewhere accessible in the building.  
If there is no physician present, you would use 99211.  Is that correct?

February 26, 2009 @ 2:53 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

You cannot charge 99211 for an injection, just because you do not have physician oversite.  If the physician is in the offie suite when the injection is given, you can bill for the injection.  He does not have to be in the room.  Hope this helps!

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