If your docs are performing a comprehensive history and exam in addition to the breast and pelvic and the patient is not there to address complaints, I would say by all means, you should be billing a preventive visit. Keep in mind that Medicare will not pay for this visit and you would do best to inform the patients of this before they have their exam - even better to let them know at the time of sheduling. If your physicians are performing less than the comprehensive hx and exam but still more than just the pelvic and breast, you also have the option of billing an E/M code (99212-99214) with a preventive dx code. If the patients do not want to pay for the visit, work with your docs to establish a protocol so that these patients can be seen for just the breast and pelvic exam portion that Medicare will cover. Good luck!
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