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    When a patient comes in the office to be seen for only a sports physical what is the appropiate way to charge?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Since most carriers do not pay for these, most docs I have worked with will use the unliste E&M code for this purpose. Otherwise it is a preventive E&M, and you may not use a 52 modifier on any E&M code.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007


    Since this is about the only time the child will be in we use the preventative code with dx code v20.2. My docs do a complete px

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    Apr 2007
    Seacoast- Dover New Hampshire


    We have the same issue and the Doc's charge routine PE if it has not been done within the last year.
    Karen Barron, CPC
    Hampton New Hampshire Chapter

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