I have had patients come in to establish care with our physician. No physical exam was done, no presenting problems, no meds filled...nothing! Just establishing care! Can I bill for this and if so how? What dx would I use? Thanks in advance!
If I may be so bold, I would like to suggest a new strategy for your practice. Rather than perform these "get acquainted visits" which take up resources for no reimbursement, schedule these patients for a well visit, and perform a physical. You can bill for it, plus it sets a baseline set of readings should the patient become ill later.