Marie Posted Wed 07th of October, 2015 10:21:27 AM
Need help in coding wellness exams for children. Child is scheduled for wellness exam and either comes in with, for instance, a cold or thrush and knows about it before the exam. How is wellness coded, with or without abnormal findings. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 09th of October, 2015 00:37:57 AM
The patient always comes with complaints during visits, but if provider found any abnormal findings during their examination, then only the provider can report it as abnormal finding.
Example: Patient complains for sore throat and during the examination, physician found that patient has throat infection. That's an abnormal finding, so they can report for abnormal finding code for it.