SuperCoder Posted Thu 05th of September, 2013 12:17:35 PM
The hospital is using V67.09 as the primary diagnosis for a G0105 and 2ndary code V12.72 or V10.05. I am using the V12.72 or the V10.05 as the primary code. Can you tell me which is correct? Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of September, 2013 13:06:10 PM
Codes V12.72 or the V10.05 as the primary codes are the correct ones.
SuperCoder Posted Thu 05th of September, 2013 13:40:20 PM
If I have to go head to head with the hospital I need some proof. Sorry for the bother. We have been through this before and they have started up again.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of September, 2013 17:48:17 PM
Having performed deeper research it turns out that in 2009 specific guidance provided by National Government Services (NGS), a Medicare contractor, made this change and it is now in the AHA Coding Clinic guidance:
Principal Dx: V67.09
Secondary Dx: V10.05 or V12.72 as appropriate.
This is according to NGS' LCD revision effective Oct. 1, 2009. AHA Coding Clinic is the official source for ICD-9 guidance and should be followed unless otherwise specified by your FI/MAC or CMS. Thank you.