Hello Family Practice Offices:
I'm wondering what is your office process, with regards to monitoring
people's protime lab results (INR), and how you are billing for the
1) Billing for 99211 and have a nurse that monitors the protime
results (INR) and / or have the patients come in to discuss the results
with her (i.e., a Coumadin clinic)?
2) Providers having the patients come in every so often to discuss
and review results, with the patients?
3) Only calling the patients and giving them the results and
medication adjustments over the phone?
How are you "recalling" the patients to make sure they are / or aren't
having their protime done routinely?
We have approx. 30 patients we are monitoring protime for and are trying
to figure out the best way to track & maintain them. Your feedback
would be appreciated.
Melinda Brown, CMBS
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