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Reporting Z Code for Screenings

Question: A patient presented to our practice after he failed a school hearing test, but our physician determined that the child’s hearing was actually perfect. Which diagnosis code should we assign to the testing code? Michigan Subscriber Answer: The correct diagnosis code in this situation is Z01.110 (Encounter for hearing examination following failed hearing screening). The screening code indicates that the provider [...]