SuperCoder Posted Fri 11th of November, 2011 16:50:05 PM
IF A PHYSCIAIN LIST ONLY ONE DX CAN YOU ALSO INCLUDE AND CODE COMORBID CONDTIIONS TO HAVE ADDITIONAL CODES
SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of November, 2011 18:29:41 PM
All depends on your payer preference.
In general you can bill multiple diagnosis codes with most specific code as the Primary Dx, and other comorbid conditions as secondary and tertiary, etc.
I have also seen many payers just want the most specific code as the only ICD to bill and not to bill any other diagnosis code with the CPTs, even though this is rare. Always payer preference or client-specific guidelines is supreme. In those cases only, you have just to code the most specific code as Primary Dx.