Bernadette Posted Fri 28th of August, 2015 12:10:33 PM
We had a pediatric patient come in for a hemoglobin that was needed for a school form. The patient was seen with nurse only. We bill
88738 for the digital hemoglobin -- what diagnosis code could we use? We don't think V20.2 is correct since the patient did not have a physical with this visit and has not had his yearly physical yet this year.
V78.0 seems appropriate but it does not seem this code can be used as a primary or only diagnosis code. Please advise ..
SuperCoder Answered Mon 31st of August, 2015 04:45:43 AM
Well, Hb check is for school form, which is an administrative purpose, ICD-9 V70.3 (Other general medical examination for administrative purposes) seems the appropriate to append with the record. Hope it helps!