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preventative codes

Janice Posted Thu 26th of July, 2012 12:50:21 PM

what code can i use for a yearly skin check it is a bcbs pt

SuperCoder Answered Fri 27th of July, 2012 21:51:10 PM

It would NOT be appropriate for a dermatologist to report a code from the Preventive Medicine range (CPT 99381-99397) because a dermatologist is a specialist. If a patient comes in for a yearly "routine" skin check, this should be coded with a problem-oriented E/M code (99201-99215).

Janice Posted Wed 01st of August, 2012 02:39:25 AM

im sorry i meant a dx code what can i use for a yearly skin check

SuperCoder Answered Wed 01st of August, 2012 20:48:21 PM

Is there a history of skin cancer? If so use the v10.82 or v10.83 as a diagnosis and bill an established patient visit

Janice Posted Thu 02nd of August, 2012 14:36:38 PM

there is no history of cancer i just wanted to know what dx can i use when a pt comes into the office for a yearly skin check

SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of August, 2012 15:59:29 PM

You can use V70.0

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