MA Billing

November 1, 2005

We have a patient who comes in every three days for our medical assistant to apply a pain patch. We often have to use a clinic-supplied shaver, and we hold and control his medication at the clinic. Can this patient's visits be billed as a 99211?

Question: We have a patient who comes in every three days for our medical assistant to apply a pain patch. We often have to use a clinic-supplied shaver, and we hold and control his medication at the clinic. Can this patient's visits be billed as a 99211?

Answer: According to Susan Callaway, CPC, you may bill a 99211 for this service.