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Scoliosis Screening

Bernadette Posted Fri 24th of January, 2014 11:48:23 AM


We are a pediatric PCP and we had a patient come in for a scoliosis screening. We were searching for a diagnosis code to use if the exam was normal. We checked Supercoder for some information and we wonder if the information below is still accurate or obsolete:

"The answer depends on whether your practice performs routine scoliosis screening exams for the school system, or whether you examine children whom the school system identified as having a spinal curve. If your exams are considered "screening," you should report V82.89(Special screening for other specified conditions). If the school, parents or another physician suspects that the patient actually has scoliosis, report V71.89 (Observation for other specified suspected conditions)."

Please let us know if this is still correct. We appreciate your feedback on this matter.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 24th of January, 2014 15:40:30 PM

Yes, this is still accurate.

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