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Sol Posted Wed 22nd of December, 2010 20:22:28 PM

I billed Medicare with 99203-25 (regular doctor visit) and G0008 (flu shot) with diagnosis 781.2. They paid for 99203 and G0008 was denied with the following reason:
M81: Patient?s diagnosis in a narrative form is not provided on an attachment or diagnosis code(s) is truncated, incorrect or missing; you are required to code to the highest level of specificity.
Does a flu shot need a diagnosis??

Sol Posted Wed 22nd of December, 2010 20:28:26 PM

Needs v04.81

SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of December, 2010 23:18:15 PM

That's right. V04.81 should be billed with G0008.

Annmarie Answered Wed 23rd of February, 2011 20:20:32 PM

Curious- any changes in the comm'l coding for flu shots 2011?

Q2037(fluvirin):Flu vax, admin: G0008 dx:v04.81 for medicare correct?

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