There is no chief complaint here and no medical necessity for an E/M visit of any kind. It's not really a preventive examination (as there is NO exam).
I would have a practice policy in place that reflected one of these two options:
Option 1) Such visits are for established patients only, and are done without charge.
Option 2) Such visits are considered administrative and are billed directly to the patient at a flat fee $xx (probably higher than just filling out a form if the provider is going to actually meet with the patient face-to-face)
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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