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New Pt Preventative vs. Established Pt Preventative

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    Default New Pt Preventative vs. Established Pt Preventative
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    If a patient was seen for the first time by MD at my office. The patient is normally seen by a PA at another satellite office. So, same practice, different location, same specialty. Would I charge an annual physical as a new patient or established patient preventative exam. I am thinking established patient because the patient was seen within the last three years by a provider with the same practice with the same specialty (primary care).

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    Established pt is what you have to bill for due to the same practice (which means same tax id #).

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    You would bill as an established patient. Same practice, same speciality, same tax ID# within the last three years.

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