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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: jimmyistt on March 25, 2009, 12:20:52 PM

Title: ua and urine cx coding
Post by: jimmyistt on March 25, 2009, 12:20:52 PM
if a pt drops off a urine sample next day after being seen previous day for dysuria, can i submit 99211 next day for running the urinalyis and urine cx with their respective cpt's, and then if 1 day later, if i need to send that same urine  sample to the lab for further testing can i submit 99211 again.
Title: Re: ua and urine cx coding
Post by: Michele on March 26, 2009, 10:38:36 AM
The 99211 code states face-to-face contact with the patient, so based on what you are describing I don't think it would be appropriate.

Michele
Title: Re: ua and urine cx coding
Post by: jimmyistt on March 26, 2009, 10:46:38 AM
so how would you code.
can you just code cpt for ua/ urine cx and not 99211 if the child brings in a urine sample next day.
i was always wondering if you can submit a cpt without a 992..?
Title: Re: ua and urine cx coding
Post by: Michele on March 26, 2009, 06:23:17 PM
If the sample is just being dropped off, the patient is not actually seen or the specimen is not collected in the office, then you would just bill the urinalysis code. 

Michele
Title: Re: ua and urine cx coding
Post by: jimmyistt on March 27, 2009, 11:02:15 AM
thanks, good advise