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    Is there such thing as billing a visit by proxy? One of our providers met with the patient's daughter and completed IHSS forms, the pt is non-ambulatory and meds were refill. Diagnosis are availble for this meeting, but am not sure if I can either coded or bill for it!
    Need Help! please! bc

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    Apr 2007


    In order to bill the patient, it must be a face-to-face visit
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    Oh my! it seems like they had billed for this services before and I don't how!
    Thanks for your help!

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    Milwaukee WI

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    Medicare requires that the PATIENT be present to bill an E/M. They do NOT accept "visit by proxy."

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    I agree with FTessa bartels

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