Heather Posted Mon 15th of January, 2018 09:32:43 AM
Is the crosswalk file completed for CPT 87804? The ICD-9 had many more covered diagnosis' codes.
Thank you - Deidre Fox
SuperCoder Answered Tue 16th of January, 2018 06:07:36 AM
87804 code describes infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay with direct optical observation; Influenza. This code is specific to influenza thatswhy the ICD-10 crosswalk is more precise and gives diagnosis related to influenza. ICD-9-CM data is created long back and its old and not updated while ICD-10-CM data is new and created on or before 2015.
Hope that helps!