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Go Further In-Depth for This Repeat Pap Scenario

Question: On page 30 in the “Validate This Repeat Pap Plus UTI Scenario” (Ob-Gyn Coding Alert issue April 2016, Vol. 19, No 4), you answered that the diagnosis for the repeat Pap smear should be Z12.4. I am wondering why it wouldn’t be R87.615? Ohio Subscriber Answer: This scenario was for a Medicare patient, and Medicare will not accept a diagnosis of [...]

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