Coding

  • 1.  59025 and 99211

    Posted 11 days ago
    Would it be appropriate to bill 99211-25 with 59025 when an RN performs the NST?  Vitals were taken & ROS completed by RN.  RN hooks patient up to monitor and stay in the room with patient entire time monitoring the test strip.  59025 CPT definition does not state that it includes set up/monitoring but also, it's usually inherent when administrating a test that certain things are included (such as set up & monitoring).

    I would appreciate any input.

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    Linda Carroll, CMPE
    Manager
    Aurora Maternal Fetal Medicine, LLC
    4120 Laurel St Ste 203
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    P 907-677-2636

    AKMGMA Education Chair 2019-2020
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  • 2.  RE: 59025 and 99211

    Posted 10 days ago
    No, 99211 are not billed with NST's unless nurse went over medication management with patient or it was a completely different service than NST