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Mapping Diagnosis

Jean Posted Mon 02nd of November, 2015 10:28:53 AM

When billing for an Office Visit, do all of the listed diagnosis have to be mapped? My understanding is, you map for what is primary and if there are any other's map accordingly, but that you do not have to per-say. Is this correct?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of November, 2015 01:44:00 AM

Thanks for your question.

All the diagnosis need to be mapped in office setting. Mapping should be in order to primary diagnosis or first listed diagnosis, for which the services is given and other supporting diagnoses would be used as secondary diagnoses.

Jean Posted Tue 03rd of November, 2015 09:29:50 AM

Could you help me understand why this needs to be? Is this ophthalmology specific?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 04th of November, 2015 06:09:56 AM

Hi,

As per the standard, we will map top four diagnoses. We are just using secondary diagnoses as supporting diagnoses. If in your report, there is no more diagnosis then you have no choice to code secondary diagnosis.
This is not specific for ophthalmology. This is for all specialties.

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