Can 99211 be billed when patient came in to pick up his/her medication script?
The answer is no, according to CMS following situations do not qualify for billing of 99211:
- Prescription refill (e.g., the physician called in a refill at the pharmacy or the pharmacy
called to obtain a renewal on the prescription).
- A new prescription was written and no other E&M service was performed
- The patient changes insurance companies and needs all-new prescriptions for the new
mail-order pharmacy. The physician has the patient present to the office the nurse who
prepares the new prescription (either paper or electronic) for the physician’s
review/signature. In this instance, billing 99211 is not appropriate.