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Pediatric Coding Alert

Screening Tests:

Avoid 99211 for PKU Tests

Plus: Pay attention to who actually performs the lab test. Pediatricians perform phenylketonuria (PKU) screening tests frequently, but many practices are still unclear about how to report these screenings, particularly in light of conflicting information since the ICD-10 implementation. Consider the following three tips before you report another PKU service. Tip 1: 99211 Is Not An Automatic Addition A practice [...]