Kathy Posted Fri 10th of August, 2012 12:13:08 PM
Please advise what code should be used to report the following allergy test:
We went ahead with the lidocaine test dosing
protocol starting with prick testing and moving her way up to 0.1
mL subq of 1-10 and 0.1 mL subq of full strength, then 0.5 mL
subq, then 1.5 mL subq, lidocaine 1%, lot #6003407, expiration
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of August, 2012 21:24:20 PM
For allergy testing, you should use 95004 or 95010.
If you perform percutaneous or intracutaneous allergy testing, you should assign the appropriate code from the allergy testing series (95004-95078). For scratch, puncture or prick tests, report 95004 (Percutaneous tests [scratch, puncture, prick] with allergenic extracts, immediate type reaction, specify number of tests) or 95010 (Percutaneous tests [scratch, puncture, prick] sequential and incremental, with drugs, biologicals or venoms, immediate type reaction, specify number of tests). If you administer intradermal tests, you should instead assign 95015-95028. Choose the right allergy test code based on the type of test and the allergens as shown below.