V Codes a Must for Preventive Medicine Visits
You must always match preventive medicine codes with a V code, even for Medicare patients.
A preventive medicine service is not a problem-oriented visit. Instead of signs and symptoms or other “problem” diagnoses, use an ICD-9 code that supports the services provided (e.g., V70.0 Routine general medical examination at a health care facility for adults; V72.31 Routine gynecological examination for gynecologic exams; or V20.2 Routine infant or child health check for well-child care). You may apply additional special screening codes (V73.0-V82.9), as appropriate.