Annual exam with screening test for sti code z13.4

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Please help i have read the guidelines in icd-10 about 10 time and i can not find the answer. Patient comes for an annual exam z00.00 or z01.419 and the provider orders sti test. In icd-9 we used v74.5 screening for sexually transmitted disease. In icd-10 i used z11.3 encounter screening for infection with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission. Bcbs denied claim stating it is not a medical diagnosis. We see a lot of patients for screening sti's with no signs or symptoms. Please help me with correct coding for this process.
 

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Perhaps STI screening is not covered. You should check the benefits. If it is not covered , then it is patient responsibility. If you are screening due to high risk sexual behavior, then you might also want to add this code.
 
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