Melanie Posted Wed 10th of March, 2010 18:30:50 PM
Our GI physician was called in on a consult for a patient who has Huntington's Disease
The chief complaint that was GI-related was nausea and vomitting.
A 99222 was signed off on, along with diag 787.01.
My question is this:
Because we evaluated a patient with Huntington's Disease, is there a V-status code we can use to recognize this aspect?
can we use the 333.4 as a secondary diag - used for the purpose of an add-on?
Thank you in advance.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of March, 2010 08:49:20 AM
It's not required to use a V code. The code for Huntington's (333.4) can be used as a secondary Dx code (787.01 primary).