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Missing patient?

  1. Unhappy Missing patient?
    Medical Coding Books
    I recieved a superbill for a patient whos wife came
    in in his place, as he was having an anxiety attack,
    and was unable to leave home. They registered her
    as him, the doc wrote a prescription for the man, and
    put a 99214 E&M on it. Can we bill for this? To top
    it off, he is a Medicare patient.

  2. #2
    Lansing, Michigan
    To bill Medicare the patient must be present. That's all the farther I'm getting into this one. Sounds like more issues than is Medicare billable.

  3. Default
    Yea, you can't bill this. If the patient was not seen its a free visit.

  4. Default
    Thanks, that's what I thought.

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