I'm in a quandary here...
Our Senior Medicine doctor did a DOT physical on a Medicare patient and coded 99397. Of course it was denied by Medicare so now the patient is getting billed or the visit. He does not feel that it was worth $200 for what the doctor did. She completed his form which includes a history and exam and marked that due to hypertension he would need to be re-evaluated in one year. The documentation I am looking at meets the preventive medicine criteria as far as I am concerned. How would you all deal with this situation? Thanks in advance.
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