No, not unless your practice is contractually obligated to follow a payer policy that does not allow separate payment for these services. Neither Current Procedural Terminology® instruction or National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits prohibit separate reporting of codes for an office or other E/M service (99201–99205, 99212–99215) and insertion of a non-indwelling bladder catheter (51701). Payers using NCCI edits will require modifier 25 (significant, separately identifiable E/M service) appended to the E/M service code to designate that the E/M service provided was significantly beyond work associated with the typical preservice and post-service work of the catherization and is separately identifiable in the medical record. You may want to review the policies of the payers that have denied your claims to determine if your practice is contractually obligated to not bill separately for the insertion of a non-indwelling bladder catheter on the same date...

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