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I know most V codes are listed secondary, however there are about 20 that can be listed primary. I have my exam on Saturday, 3/5 so if I could get some answers before then I would be very happy. Thanks so much.
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I know most V codes are listed secondary, however there are about 20 that can be listed primary. I have my exam on Saturday, 3/5 so if I could get some answers before then I would be very happy. Thanks so much.
Those V codes that can be a primary diagnosis should be indicated as such in your ICD9-CM manual. Different publishers mark them differently, depending on whether the book is color-coded, etc. Check the front of the manual you'll be using and they should indicate how they distinguish those that can be primary. For example, Ingenix uses V-1 on the Encoder Pro on-line product.

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The codeing guidelines which should be in the front of your ICD-9 book has a list of those V codes that can only be listed first. Also they indicate in the description of other V codes categories which ones are secondary only, all otheres are allowed either first or secondary.
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