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    Unhappy Missing patient?

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    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.

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    Apr 2007
    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.

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

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    Thanks, that's what I thought.

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