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V20.2 vs V70.0

John Posted Sun 12th of October, 2014 13:58:00 PM

Is there a specific format where we can compare these two diagnoses? I would like to explain to some providers the difference between the two.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 13th of October, 2014 01:19:52 AM

Thanks for your question.

ICD-9CM V20.2 is for Routine infant or child health check of age 28 days or above

ICD-9CM V70.0 is for Routine general medical examination at a health care facility for an adult, 18 years of age or older.

IF you look at your icd9 book and look at the icd9 code and the colors next to the code and then look at the bottom of the page if will tell you the age on that code and if it is a prim code or if you have to use it as only a second.

Hope this helps.

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