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Old 09-24-2008, 06:57 PM
mm88 mm88 is offline
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Question Dx for Hepatitis B Titer

Does anyone know the correct dx code to use for a Hepatitis B Titer? The patient has had the Hepatitis B vaccines and the doctor has ordered a titer. I billed it with V77.99. It denied.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:46 AM
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Hello,
For vaccination given for hepatitis B -90731, 90636-V05.3
But, a titre has been ordered- it should only be an office visit accompanied by the above codes.So, it should be,
99213-25- probably at this level of decision making-a viral fever or chills from the medical record as Dx should be appropriate for the E/M;
Followed by,
90636-Check-mostly it is this code that comes with hepatitis vaccine-which is a combination of both A and B-V05.3 given as Dx.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for your reply. I understand the vaccine dx code
V05.3 but would you use that code also for the titer if you are checking for immunity?

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:57 AM
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Default hep titer

Maybe V73.89 Screening examination for viral diseases.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:06 AM
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Thanks, I'll try that.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:18 AM
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Default Antibody Testing

Did anyone come up with a covered code for this. I tried the V05.3 originally but the insurance company didnt like it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:18 PM
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Question what is the cpt code for the hep b titer?

What is the cpt code for the hep b titer?
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:33 AM
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I would use V72.61 for antibody response and immunity status testing.
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Exclamation How would you DX this?

A patient presents for swelling, tenderness and erythema at the upper extremity injection site following Hepatitis B vaccination. The patient has a localized infection. What ICD-9-CM code should be reported?
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