What about the use of the -52 modifier (reduced services) attached to a preventative exam code for these types of physicals when the provider performs less than a comprehensive history and exam?
Also, as I understand it, the choice of diagnosis code is ultimately controlled by the reason the patient is being seen. If the c/c or reason for visit is identified as a third party physical, should we not be using V70.3 even if the visit qualifies as a routine health check?