Sharon Posted Tue 20th of May, 2014 11:10:37 AM
A patient came in for a physical examination. Other diagnoses are also listed. Do you use V70.0 as the first listed diagnosis or do you leave V70.0 off
SuperCoder Answered Wed 21st of May, 2014 08:59:46 AM
In ICD-9-CM, diagnosis code V70.0 is used for routine medical examinations. If the patient does not have any diseases or other conditions that are addressed, only diagnosis code V70.0 is reported. If the patient has other conditions that are addressed during the routine medical examination, diagnosis codes for those conditions are also reported.