I work for a podiatry practice and recently ran into a situation that I disagree with. the doctor said she wants it coded a certain way even though we both know it is not correct.
Situation: patient comes and sees an MA for custom orthotic casting. Dr. was not present in office was actually doing a surgery off site. The MA also did an x-ray because the doctor wanted her to. a 99211 was originally billed amongst other codes, but she wants a 99213 billed instead stating an x-ray was done even though she was not here
Also important to note, the Dr. is close friends with the patient and states she talked to her after hours so she can charge the visit this way!
I just want to know if I am off base or other's opinions!