Tammy Posted Wed 02nd of October, 2013 08:12:47 AM
Can you bill office visits 99211-99215 with V codes? please let me know. thanks!
SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of October, 2013 00:23:14 AM
Yes you can.Appropriate ICD-9 codes should be reported on every claim to provide an accurate reflection of the reason a service was provided. It’s also important to link each ICD-9 code to the applicable CPT code on the claim form, especially when preventive and problem-oriented services are provided at the same visit. The ICD-9 codes associated with preventive services are found in the V codes, which describe the reasons for health care encounters other than disease or injury. For example, V70.0 should be used for a routine general medical examination performed at a health care facility, and V70.3 should be used to identify examinations for administrative purposes, such as marriage and school admission. Other V codes commonly used for preventive services include V72.3 for reporting a gynecological examination performed in conjunction with a preventive service, V20.2 for a routine infant or child health check and V73.0-V82.9 for any special screening examinations (e.g., for colorectal cancer or lipid disorders).