Code 99211 is reported based on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) guidelines and payer policy (eg, policies for services provided incident to a physician’s service). CPT describes code 99211 as follows:

Because code 99211 is described as not requiring the presence of a physician or other qualified health care professional (QHP), we must consider who, then, may provide services reported with code 99211. CPT does not apply a description of who can render the 99211 service but defines a clinical staff member as a person who works under the supervision of a physician or other QHP and who is allowed by law, regulation, and facility policy to perform or assist in the performance of a specified professional service but who does not individually report that professional service. Thus, the clinical staff member rendering a 99211 service may be any clinician who is allowed under state regulations to...

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