You are right, you have to bill based on what was done, not what will get paid.
I would tell the provider they need to change it to the preventive service if that is what was documented. There are times when you could have a problem office visit and a preventive visit at the same time but you can not subsitute a problem visit code for a preventive because the insurance won't cover preventive.
I know the doctor is trying to help the patient out, but billing medicare for a non-covered service coded incorrectly as a covered service to get paid is fraud.
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