Monitoring Ovulation Induction By NursesWe are considering the use of CPT code 99211 for encounters during cycle management as part of ovulation induction. Nursing staff meets with the patient after ultrasounds are performed and blood work is drawn. Ultrasound results are discussed with the patient at that time. All results are discussed with the physician who is in the office. The nursing staff contacts the patient later in the afternoon after the blood work results are complete. Is this an appropriate use of this E+M code? Can we submit team-management CPT codes per patient for daily cycle-management conferences that determine ongoing treatment during the cycle? Do those codes require more significant amounts of time spent than the few minutes per patient that are spent?
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