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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: mloene09 on September 02, 2010, 09:22:13 AM

Title: Billing a preventative care (99385) and separate office visit same day
Post by: mloene09 on September 02, 2010, 09:22:13 AM
I have a question regarding one of the offices I bill for always bills a well exam and separate office visit on the same day is that legal ??
Title: Re: Billing a preventative care (99385) and separate office visit same day
Post by: oneround on September 02, 2010, 10:56:45 AM
As long as the other is medically necessary to be provided in conjunction with the preventative.  make sure to attach e Mod- 25.  The medical necessity for the additional E/M must be well documented
Title: Re: Billing a preventative care (99385) and separate office visit same day
Post by: medauthor on September 02, 2010, 11:11:03 AM
Yes, and be sure to attach the V code to the prev visit and your other diagnoses to your ov  :)
Title: Re: Billing a preventative care (99385) and separate office visit same day
Post by: Michele on September 04, 2010, 11:51:06 AM
I would find it odd if they did that on EVERY well visit though.  It does happen, but not on every patient that has a well visit.