Jamie Posted Wed 08th of November, 2017 12:58:20 PM
Can Z00.00 be used for preventative labs if the patient does not end up getting a preventative exam?
As the note below the code states " Encounter for adult periodic examination(annual)(physical) and any associated laboratory and radiologic examination"
SuperCoder Answered Thu 09th of November, 2017 01:44:27 AM
Yes, Z00.00 is an appropriate ICD-10 code for above scenario.
Jamie Posted Thu 09th of November, 2017 11:34:16 AM
So even if the labs are not "associated" with a preventative exam we can still use Z00.00?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of November, 2017 01:52:25 AM
Yes, you can use Z00.00 even if the labs are not "associated" with a preventative exam.
This code includes the laboratory (as part of a general medical examination)