Susan Posted 1 Year(s) ago
We are getting denial when using dx code Z31.82 for a Rhogam injection. Can I use O36.09x3 Maternal care for other rhesus isoimmunization?
SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago
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Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Code Z31.82 cannot be reported as the principal/first-listed diagnosis. So please provide another diagnosis code present in medical record and report that as principal diagnosis and report Z31.82 as secondary dx.
You may report O36.09x3 as principal dx.
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