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Fam Pract Manag. 1999;6(9):16

Examples of 99211

Administration of BCG vaccine

A second opinion

Care plan oversight

Routine venipuncture with office visit codes

Fetal non-stress test

Pre-op EKG


In the July/August 1999 installment of this department, I concurred with a reader's use of a −52 modifier with a preventive medicine visit code “when the visit is an abbreviated screening visit.” I have since learned that it is not appropriate, from a CPT perspective, to add a −52 modifier to a preventive medicine visit code. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Editor's note: While this department represents our best efforts to provide accurate information and useful advice, we can't guarantee that third-party payers will accept the coding and documentation recommended. For more detailed information, refer to the current CPT manual and the “Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services.”


Send questions and comments to, or add your comments below. While this department attempts to provide accurate information, some payers may not accept the advice given. Refer to the current CPT and ICD-10 coding manuals and payer policies.

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