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Old 06-18-2008, 05:38 PM
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Question Urine Drug Screen

What icd-9 code can I use for a urine drug screen? We get sample from patient and then it is send to a lab for results. These are for mainly done for teenagers by the parents to check for possiblity of being on drugs.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:09 PM
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What about V71.89 Observation and evaluation for other specified suspected conditions.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:54 PM
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if the physician does not give a dx and since these patients are being screened, perhaps use a screening vcode like V79.8...since drug abuse is a mental d/o...remember it's a urine drug screen

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What icd-9 code can I use for a urine drug screen? We get sample from patient and then it is send to a lab for results. These are for mainly done for teenagers by the parents to check for possiblity of being on drugs.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:56 PM
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Agree with V71.89. Great sleuthing~

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Actually I found V70.4 Exam for medicolegal reasons but that excludes if after an accident, assault, or rape.
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Default Urine Drug Screen

I used V72.69 "Laboratory examination (encounters for blood and urine testing), Other laboratory examination" for the urine or blood being sent to an outside testing lab.
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i work at a pathology lab, and you shouldn't use the V72.69 code, unless you are billing for the labs work, you should use V70.4.
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