Annie Posted Fri 16th of March, 2018 11:21:41 AM
Can R93.5 be coded along R19.00 which is the finding seen on imaging? or Does R93.xx codes to only be used when their is no dx or other sign or symptoms documented?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 19th of March, 2018 03:05:24 AM
Yes, ICD R93.5 can be coded along with R19.00 if there is no specific code for other findings with R93.5. ICD R93.XX is used when physician found any abnormality on diagnostic imaging for which there is no specific code.
Sometimes, doctor would review radiographic studies or other studies which, although abnormal, are not diagnostic and do require further studies. ICD-10 R93.XX helps explain medical necessity for review of such tests or for the performance of other diagnostic.