Melissa Posted Wed 27th of March, 2013 12:07:38 PM
Pt has HIV
042 the doctor just discovred it should be coded
V08asymptomatic but the rules state once 042 you cant code back to V08. Please advise
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of March, 2013 17:58:30 PM
True. V08 comes under Excludes: asymptomatic HIV infection status (V08)
Note: This code is ONLY to be used when NO HIV infection symptoms or conditions are present. If any HIV infection symptoms or conditions are present, see code 042.