Recently picked up part-time working weekends for a medical weight loss clinic as a provider. It's supposed to work like this: RN/MA brings them back, gets the patient weighed in and vitals, then off to a room. I pop in for 5-10 minutes, then the Registered Dietitian takes over and sees them for the rest of the appointment (30 min appts currently). My question revolves around the use of the templates they created, as it auto applies a preset ROS, PE, ICD codes and CPT codes. I adjust the ROS, PE and ICDs as necessary, but during the emr onboarding they said they wanted us to use 99402 for every visit. Per my understanding, that wouldn't qualify, as I'm not in the room for more than 22.5 minutes (unless they're really good at "getting their thoughts out" as I say). They said that it does, as we're providing care for more than 22.5 minutes under my supervision. I can't find a clear answer in writing if I'm correct or if they're correct.
TLDR: Office wants me to use 99402 when I'm only seeing a patient for 5-10 minutes and the RD is seeing them for 20 minutes out of a 30-minute appointment because "it's still under my care". Are they correct?
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