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Spence Children's Anxiety Scale and Billing Codes

Lori Posted Fri 01st of March, 2013 14:31:00 PM


We are inquiring about what would be the apppropriate CPT code and ICD-9 code to when a Spence Children's Anxiety Scale is done at a preventive and non-preventive visit. This scale would be done at a pediatrician's office. Please let us know if you have any information regarding this scale. We thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of March, 2013 13:36:23 PM

This scale would meet the criteria for coding for a screening test using CPT code 96110. It is standardized and scorable. The ICD code would be V20.2 if administered at a preventive medicine visit or another V code for screening for a anxiety/mental health condition at another E/M visit.

Torrey Kim, CPC, CGSC
Editor, Pediatric Coding Alert

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