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Pediatric Coding Alert

Know How to Code Abuse/Neglect Checks

Often, ‘V’ codes will be required for such visits. Unfortunately, every pediatrician will come across suspected abuse and neglect cases at some point during their time practicing, and although the pediatrician is typically glad when abuse is not found, it can create coding challenges. Consider the following two scenarios for your abuse and neglect check coding.  1. Parent Suspects Abuse, [...]