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PVC

Nancy Posted Tue 10th of August, 2010 02:03:28 AM

If a patient was seen in 2005 for PVC's and they come into the doctor's office for an annual exam and they have a EKG done, can the dx for PVC still be used?(427.69) Thank You

SuperCoder Answered Tue 10th of August, 2010 07:34:38 AM

It would depend on whether the physician ordered the EKG for the premature beats. If the patient is there for her annual exam and the EKG is part of that screening service, you should instead use the usual EKG screening V code diagnosis.

Jen Godreau, CPC, CPEDC
Content Director, Supercoder.com

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