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Document Preventive and Sick Visit Properly

Often, a patient who arrives for a “preventive” service (i.e., a well patient exam) will also mention a problem or other health issue that he or she is experiencing. Whether you separately report a problem-focused service or {“sick visit”} – in addition to the preventive service – depends on the nature of the patient’s problem(s), the payer, and your documentation.