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   RE: office INRs
 From: Jean Antonucci
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 10-31-2017 09:57
 Message: Thanks I also rec'd a nice email offlist
 Since the machine is free and there are 25 test strips that are good through 2019 I will use em up I guess

 A side rant is these coumadin clinics people  go to  I think this is another hospital racket that fragments care and that Fps buy into- oh we are so busy so  we cannot do our work we are too busy( to do our work) and it undercuts  us little by little A local hospital now has an osteoporosis clinic  We have wound clinics All stuff PCPs can do perfectly  well but they will cut off a hang nail then the  digit then the hand until PCPs ar e left with what? sore throats?  Starfiled  taught me this   You stop  doing it and eventually you are not allowed to do it .Why I once briefly worked in an office where people went to a coumadin clinic  but the PCPs wrote for the coumadin Can you imagine!!! Writing a script for a dangerous med whose  lab test s  you do not see or manage??

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Jean Antonucci
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Original Message:
Sent: 10-30-2017 21:17
From: Kris Oaks
Subject: office INRs

So, you can bill the cpt for the actual INR test, not the venipuncture, and a 99211 if a nurse does it, I'm assuming a 99212 or 3 if a doctor does it. I agree with Kathy, it's about break even but you get an office visit out of it.

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Kris Oaks
Kristin L. Oaks D.O. Inc.
Worthington OH
614-216-7288
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Original Message:
Sent: 10-27-2017 12:46
From: Jean Antonucci
Subject: office INRs

Hi I have never had enough  INRs  to make the machine etc worthwhile  but i was just given a machine and many    non expired test strips  I will look up the coding details but  wonder how many  any of you getpaid Do you  also do a visit because you a re telling them the results/ Normally  the results- telling either is unpaid or maybe gets added in to a 40.00   99490 if there is enough work for that  Thanks

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Jean Antonucci
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