Debra Posted Fri 24th of January, 2014 13:26:00 PM
Is there a correct icd9 code for hepatitis screening testing
SuperCoder Answered Mon 27th of January, 2014 09:53:50 AM
If the screening is for a patient with no increased risk factors or medical complications such as pregnancy, you should use V73.89 (Special screening for other specified viral diseases).
If the patient reports increased risk factors, such as past or present injection drug use, you should list V73.89 as the primary code and additionally report V69.8 (Other problems related to lifestyle) as the secondary diagnosis.