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Consider Spence Scale As Developmental Screening

Question: What would be the appropriate CPT® code and ICD-9 code to report when a Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale is done at a preventive and non-preventive visit?
Tennessee subscriber Answer: The Spence Anxiety Scale is a scorable standardized screening test and would meet the criteria for using CPT® code 96110 (Developmental screening, with interpretation and report, per standardized [...]

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