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Old 11-11-2009, 11:13 AM
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Default V72.83 vs. V72.84

For preop labs (PT/PTT) CMS updates say to use V72.84 for preop lab testing and it passes edits however I am being told to use V72.83 ONLY for all preop labs. Can anybody give me their perspective
These are claims prior to 10/01/09.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:35 AM
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For preop labs, why wouldn't you use V72.63?
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:30 PM
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I would use V72.63
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:36 PM
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Previous to 10/01/09. We now use V72.63 but these claims are older.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:10 AM
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Hi,

V72.83 is suggestion.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:28 PM
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In the updates from medicare the P/PTT states and the preoperative tests is for preoperative clearance only, assign code V7284. So, would you code the normal V7283 or use V7284 as stated by medicare NCD updates 10/2009?
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:44 PM
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Default V72.83 vs V72.84

i would use the V72.63 too
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:52 AM
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These are old claims.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:41 AM
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Thumbs up V72.83 vs V72.84

For claims prior to 10/1/09, we used V72.83 --- V72.84 is not a primary diagnosis code and was the reason for all of our denials.

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Old 11-23-2009, 02:40 PM
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Thank you. Why does CMS say to use sV72.84? Confusing.......
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