Ms. Codit

October 1, 2003

Q: I recently saw a minor patient's mother in our office. The minor patient is under my ongoing care for acne. I spent approximately 15 minutes reviewing the patient's condition, prognosis, and various options for treatment including Accutane therapy. I also provided the mother with several new prescriptions for her son. Should I bill this to the insurance company under the mother's name or under the patient's name?